This campervan trip is perfect for an adventurous couple who like outdoor activities and feel the best in nature. It is also very romantic since we included old towns of Zadar and Šibenik, as well as historical romantic spot Kudin most. Except nature wonders and old cities, on this Croatia campervan trip you are going to explore tasty cuisine, scenic roads, island, crystal clear sea and beaches from paradise.

Of course, friends can follow this route as well; it doesn’t have to be too romantic! J

Check out our partner’s campsites and sleep for up to 20% cheaper price.

Day 1

Start your Croatia campervan trip in European capital of culture 2020 – Rijeka (also a base of Your Way- campervan rental Croatia). Spend a day exploring its unusual history, charming city center, war tunnels, and old factories and get the true local feeling without many tourist. Sleep one of few campsites near Rijeka.

Check out here how to spend a day in Rijeka.

Day 2

In the morning, head south towards Starigrad (190km). Using the highway can save you time but please experience one of Europe’s most beautiful roads – Jadranska Magistrala or Adriatic Highway and you will be rewarded with a wonderful scenery of the Adriatic Sea and islands during the whole trip. Jadranska Magistrala is running all the way to Dubrovnik! Normally you need 3 hours to get to Starigrad but take it easy, enjoy your Croatia campervan trip and make many stops. There are plenty of amazing viewpoints along the road.

After driving 60 km, make a stop in Zavratnica Bay near Senj. It is part of Nature Park Velebit and most beautiful bay in northern Adriatic. You can’t reach this bay by vehicle so choose between easy 30 min from Jablanac, or take more adventurous trail from the village of Zavratnica. Additionally, there is a shipwreck from the Second World War, which sunk in the bay while hiding from British bombings so the bay is great for snorkeling as well.

After exploring Zavratnica Bay, head south to National park Paklenica. If you like climbing or hiking you’ll love Paklenica, which has the most popular walls in the country and 200 kilometres of trails. Spend a night in our partner’s campsite near Obrovac and save 15%. If you like adventurous activities, stay more in this campsite because they are offering a lot of activities with discounted prices for YourWay guests! 

Day 3

Continue your Croatia campervan trip and head towards most beautiful river in the country – Zrmanja, which canyon is perfect for kayaking. Enjoy perfectly clear warm water and wonderful canyon in easy kayak ride. Don’t worry if you have never hold a paddle, Zrmanja is a calm river (except in a case of strong wind). Usual starting points are Obrovac or Kastel Zegarski. Take it easy, take some food and drinks with you and enjoy adventurous kayak ride and beautiful sceneries. You can rent a kayak from us for very affordable prices. Check extra equipment here.

If you are more into hiking than kayaking, go explore Velebit. If you are in good shape, climb to Sveto Brdo (Holly Hill) which is second peak of Mount Velebit – 1751 m. 360 degrees view from the top is definitely the most beautiful in Croatia. For a day tour, usual starting point is Male Libinje, but you can also make a two day route and enjoy Velebit even more. There is a beautiful and free mountain shelter you can sleep.

After active few days, head to nearby city of Zadar and stay in Camp Odmoree or Camp Planik with 10% discount. 

Day 4 

Take a romantic morning walk round old city of Zadar, have a coffee in Kalelarga, the ancient Roman street, listen to Sea organ one of the greatest sights on the Adriatic coast, have a swim in the crystal clear sea, eat fresh fish, drink local wine and enjoy the whole day in Zadar. Alfred Hitchcock said that Zadar has the best sunset in the world, so please don’t skip to enjoy that romantic moment! If you have time, visit nearby small city of Nin. You deserved a rest after whole day of paddling J

Day 5, 6 & 7

It is time to include an island in your Croatia campervan trip. Take a one hour ferry ride from Zadar to Dugi otok (“Long island”). It is a relaxing alternative to more crowded islands towards to south. Main villages on the island are Bozava and Sali. On the northern part of the island, there is one of the most delightful beaches in the whole Croatia – Sakarun. Perfectly clear turquoise water and white sandy sea shore make this beach a genuine pearl of the entire island. Close to the Sakarun beach, there is a lighthouse situated close to Veli Rat. You can climb up and appreciate the amazing perspective on the Adriatic sea and close by islands or you can kayak around it. We highly recommend kayaking in Telascica Nature Park, famous for its lake, coves and small islands, as well is its 161m high cliffs. Exploring Golubinka cave by kayak is very special and most exciting experience.

Dugi otok has many beautiful bays which you can explore by campervan.

During your stay, take a day or half day boat trip to National park Kornati and enjoy this nautical paradise.

Day 8

Take ferry back to Zadar and head more south to Lake Vrana and enjoy Kamenjak, in our opinion the most beautiful viewpoint in Croatia. Spend the rest of the day in nearby Tisno (Olivia Green Camping offering 15% and Camp Banovi dvori offering 10% for sleeping and traditional food); or continue towards Skradin, a small town located near the Krka river and at the entrance to the Krka National Park. Spend an afternoon in National Park Krka, enjoy amazing waterfalls and beautiful nature. After refreshment in NP Krka, save 10% and stay in Campsite Marina or Camp Skradinske Delicije.

 

Day 9

Visit romantic city of Šibenik and head back toward north to the river Krupa – the longest and richest confluent of Zrmanja River. Kudin most – or The Bridge of Kuda – is perhaps the most pleasant spot in the hinterland of Zadar. Simple to reach via campervan and after a short hike down the slope, carries you to the romantic spot which is protected monument from the 18th century. The legend tells that the bridge was built by Kude, a youngster who was separated from his love by the stream Krupa.

Drive back to base of Your Way – campervan rental Croatia to meet us and tell us all your amazing Croatia campervan trip stories.

If you want more information or make some changes on this route, please contact us and we will help you! Take it easy and don’t forget we are here for you 🙂

 

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