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Driving from Poznan to Croatia. Best way?


Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Aug 2008 /  #1
Has anyone ever driven from PL to Croatia? I think I'm looking at a 20+ hr drive. I've looked at a few direction sites and it's making me travel through Germany and requiring me to ferry from Bari Italy, but ther should be a route through CZ/ Austria. Also, any tips for travelling there? Anyone been? Shellster...you've been right?

Thanks everyone !!

Poland bound less than a week!!!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2008 /  #2
when are you in sopot Zgub?
miranda  
17 Aug 2008 /  #3
Poland bound less than a week!!!

you must be getting excited!!!! Enjoy!
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Aug 2008 /  #4
Well, we were supposed to take a trip to the Baltic coast at the end of August, but we're now talking about scratching that and heading to Croatia. We've never been there and supposedly the weather in Chłopy where we were going to stay isn't going to be that warm. We'll see.

you must be getting excited!!!! Enjoy!

You have no idea ;)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2008 /  #5
routeplanner.rac.co.uk//showrouting.php?map24_sid=ZsUBYK5RbcIXijomB3Gj gOJKsRu/GePmaQpP0uKMSOqSHoykjjQd9h38mb5YJzvRt51l9BJ.4bigPkiKKA/qSg&amp ;t=62be8e6933c2a63dfa14d22877bbc1e4

16 - 19 hrs - nowhere near germany
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #6
I was checking out Wroclaw to Venice recently and the online Motorway route says 1100 miles with a drive time of 8hrs+, however if you take the A road route its 900 Miles with 11 hrs drive time. The quick route is out of Poland into Germany and down through Austria, which is like taking a circle to get to the centre.

Ive decided to take the A road route through Czech Republic and try to keep the speed up as the long route but quicker via Motorways only just seems mad. My advice would be take the shortest route but try to stay away from the really bad single lane roads which should be shown as yellow on your EU map. Reds are OK in Poland anyway.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Aug 2008 /  #7
warsaw to zagreb

Nice!!! That's a lot better :)

WB...thanks for the tip.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
17 Aug 2008 /  #8
Aren't there any low-cost airlines that fly there? I'm sure that the road trip would be fun, but if time (and probably money when you facrtor in petrol and an overnight stop) is an issue, you'd be better off flying.

Where in Croatia? I love Dubrovnik - really beautiful city.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Aug 2008 /  #9
We're thinking Dubrovnik because at this point it looks most beautiful, but we're still looking. We'd like to drive because flying is always a hassle and we like road trips :) We can stop anywhere we want....besides, I'll be flying for 10 hrs the day before so the last place I'll want to be is on another flight :)

I'm thinking we're going to tour the coastline. I think this will be best being that Dubrovnik isn't too big.

Anyone know anything about the nightlife? I hear there is none....
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
18 Aug 2008 /  #10
There is nightlife there but it's not really touristy and it's a 20+ crowd... but there are lots of nice bars and live music off the main square.

I was told that the coast line round Pula is beatiful and that may be easier for you to get to than Durbrovnik

croatiatraveller.com/southern_dalmatia/Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik_nightlife.h tm
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
18 Aug 2008 /  #11
Thanks Shelley!! I appreciate the tips.

I heard dubrovnik is a popular destination for Poles. If any others have been, what do you say about Montenegro or Bosnia?

but it's not really touristy

As a tourist, I hate tourists....especially those cruiseship tourists :)

I'm hearing that extra insurance has to be purchased to travel there (with PL vehicle) and there a quite a few tolls to pay through CZ. Also, the route through Slovenia I hear is treacherous. Has anyone driven through here?

I'm off to PL in 3.5 hrs. See you all in a couple of weeks !!

I hope everyone behaves ;)
sausage 19 | 777  
22 Aug 2008 /  #12
Bon voyage!
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
8 Sep 2008 /  #13
Back in NJ. This was the best trip ever!!

I appreciate everyones help. Now, back to work :(
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
8 Sep 2008 /  #14
Zgubiony

Good to have you back, yet another thread I missed, not that I would have been much help.
SHow us some pictures.
I am driving to Lithuania this week, then flying to Portugal and driving back here (Poland) but I got a GPS system ha ha ha, it aparently takes a week but I want to take my time (if the places are nice) maybe even go through Slovinia's coast. we'll see.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
8 Sep 2008 /  #15
I will post some. Good to be back except for the work part :)

SHow us some pictures.

Here are a few:

Lokrum
Dubrovnik
Kayacking Dubrovnik...must do.
Water drain Dub
Old town wall
Montenegro/Crna Gora-Sveti Stefan sunset
Tara river- Crna Gora...you MUST go rafting here!!!
Montenegro beach
Sarajevo
I know it's not PL pics, but perhaps you can take a drive ;)

oh wait here's one :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
8 Sep 2008 /  #16
Nice one Zgubiony,
i was in Dubrovnik before it was Croatia, for three months.
I loved it I had an amazing summer with friends.
Then the war broke out and I have not been back since.
I see the bullet holes in some of the walls.
I hope that was the last war in Europe, I can dream can;t I?


You might be just the man to ask, I am going to drive from Portugal to Krakow, I know it is a different route but I do not want the quickest way possibly, any suggestions?
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
10 Sep 2008 /  #17
You might be just the man to ask, I am going to drive from Portugal to Krakow, I know it is a different route but I do not want the quickest way possibly, any suggestions?

Not really. I've never driven this route, but go to virtualtourist.com and ask around in there. There's tons of help and tips for travellers. Good luck!! My page [members.virtualtourist.com/m/a3382/]
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
10 Sep 2008 /  #18
I want to go back to Croatia right now - it's so beautiful :) you lucky barsteward :) Did you do the walk around the wall? How did you find the food? So many questions :)
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
10 Sep 2008 /  #19
Did you do the walk around the wall?

No, just kayaked around it. We were going to, but the cruise ships pulled in and I was running from the Americans :)

How did you find the food?

Fan freakin tastic!!! I love the grilled Octopus and fresh seafood.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
10 Sep 2008 /  #20
No, just kayaked around it. We were going to, but the cruise ships pulled in and I was running from the Americans :)

The city wall of Dubrovnik I meant, sorry not clear enough :)

Fan freakin tastic!!! I love the grilled Octopus and fresh seafood.

Now I could kill I'm so jealous :( Really pleased you had a fab time :)
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
10 Sep 2008 /  #21
The city wall of Dubrovnik I meant, sorry not clear enough

I know...but we left because of the tourists. Too many walking around the wall.

Don't be jealous, just go!! :P
10iwonka10 - | 395  
10 Sep 2008 /  #22
I have just come back from Croatia, Dubrovnik- It is beautiful there but a bit pricey and many tourists. I regret that we didn't rent a car and drive arount. I only went on 1 day trip to Bosnia-Hercegovina to Mostar and Mejugorie.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
15 Sep 2008 /  #23
Way too many tourists with the cruise ships. Hiring a car would've definitely been your best bet. I'd rather spend most of my time in Montenegro. Much nicer IMO.

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