Croatia travel guide - Information for your holiday in Croatia
Travelling by car
If you travel to Croatia with your own car, you have two major advantages: you are flexible and independent. Well, depending on your place of residence you have to travel pretty long to reach Croatia. However, if you plan to stay at the sea for quite some time it is worth the journey.
In order to reach Croatia by car, you usually have to transit several countries, e.g. Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Slovenia who all charge tolls for their motorways. If you choose the route along the Tauern motorway towards Slovenia be prepared to get into a traffic jam if travelling in peak season. To avoid this you might drive through Salzburg, Udine and Triest (in Italy). This route is particularly recommendable if you plan to spend your holidays in Istria.
Once you reach Croatia, there are different routes along the coast which tourists use to reach their holiday destination. If you use Croatian highways, drive through the Ucka-tunnel or cross the bridge between the mainland and Krk island, you have to pay a road charge.
The Jadranska Magistrale (the coastal road) leads from Italy down to Albania and offers amazing sea views. This famous road is full of bends and leads along the steep and cliffy Adriatic coast.
Driving around Croatia you should observe a few rules:
Please drive with lights on even in the daytime.
There is a strict 0.0 drink drive limit – so no alcohol at all when driving (same for drugs).
As in other countries you should have a warning triangle, a first aid kit and a towing rope in your trunk.
It is not allowed to transport additional cans with fuel in your car.