Planning a motorhome or campervan trip to Croatia? Looking for some great places to visit? Here are our favorite five.
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Travel to Croatia Motorhome
In October 2019, we went to Croatia for a two-week adventure in our motorhome. At least, it was supposed to be a two-week adventure.
In fact, we were side-tracked by the amazing Dolomites and then moved farther by Slovenia … so we finished in just 4 days exploring Croatia.
5 epic places in Croatia
However, it turns out you can do a lot in just 4 days, and we’ve discovered some wonderful places. Watch the video below to see the best of them and below that I will share more details about where they are all.
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So where are these places?
Here are the details you need to add these locations to your own travel to Croatia:
Hidden shipwreck Lagoon and Jablanak
You really have to go here. It’s one of the most beautiful, most unrealistic places I’ve ever seen. Usually, there is a guy in the hut who takes a fee from you, but if you are late in the evening he probably won’t be there (and no one else, including hundreds of tourist boats).
It is allowed to swim in snorkels and lagoons – just be careful not to get caught in the wreckage of the ship. The wreckage is a WWII German military boat and has been there since the war.
About 20 minutes walk from Jablanak to Lagoon- keep the port to your right and walk just outside the village- you will see the beginning of the path.
No matter where you are, don’t forget the village of Jabalnak – very beautiful and the port is a beautiful place to sit and explore the world.
Top Tip: We have set up a wild camp on the top of the hill. Jablanac (including your left port) and go the other way. There was an abandoned hotel and we parked overnight in his car park.
Jadar and part of the sea
Jadar is a wonderful city- we really enjoyed spending the day there and we got motorhome parking on the beach near the port.
Don’t miss the sea part- it’s clearly marked on Google Maps so you can walk on it wherever you park (it’s a pedestrian area). Water pressure hits various holes and can result in less noise- subtle, but really interesting to hear.
Go on a sunny day and it’s a great place to enjoy a picnic and a paddle.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lake is touristy, but really worth a visit. The lakes and waterfalls are beautiful and a great place to explore. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on the lead.
Top Tip: Get there soon. E.g., before opening early. Then, walk very fast for the first half hour or so. It lets you get ahead and stay ahead of the busiest crowds and tour buses এটি it’s ridiculously crowded during lunch.
There is plenty of parking for the motorhome.
Our favorite campsite
If you have an ACSI card, we recommend camping at Omisalaj. It is a beautiful location on the water and even better, two areas where dogs are allowed on the beach and at sea. Our Spaniel Mac was in heaven! We could literally let him swim in the ocean and sit down to dinner outside our van, when we saw him-the perfect place. We will definitely come back.
There are several main roads through Croatia but if you have time, take the coastal road, which is Route 8 (at least north). This road is spectacular, and you’ll find plenty of space for a break and to take pictures of the view. You can spend the night on the beach in some of them- don’t forget to go in the morning to not bother the locals.
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