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@ Neonshot Island hopping by car is just as rewarding as by boat
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@ Birute Vijeikiene Southern Croatian road trips end at Dubrovnik bridge, the city's grand entrance
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@ Ekaterina Kondratova You can't go wrong with a drive down Croatia's iconic coastal road known as 'Jadranska Magistrala'
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@ Vampy1Lovely land on one side, stunning sea on the other
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@ Olexey NikonchukThe hilly paths of the Velebit mountain range are magical
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@ Ievgenii Biletskyi Boats and cars meet at many of Croatia's coastal bridges
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@ Frank FischbachA sunset - the perfect top off for a road trip to Krk island
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@ Mykhaylo Feshchur Adriatic sea gleams through your left-side window, mainland Krk through your right
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@ Time OutPro tip: hidden beaches can be discovered along seaside roads
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@ Taneli LahtinenThe Lika region is sure to delight on any road trip from inland Croatia to the coast
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@ David Boca At sunset, the highways empty out as the skies light up
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@ Zrinka MačekThe wonderfully winding roads of Dalmatia
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@ Rajko Peranić (Drive with me Zvonimir Jurčić)Pag island's stretching moonscape can be seen panoramically by car
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@ Jeswin ThomasZadar County is rife with picture-perfect road trip photo ops
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@ Natalia BratslavskyThe sea peeks out of almost every main road on the Dalmatian coast
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@ Taneli LahtinenLika-Senj County, much of it forested, has a delightfully rocky side too
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@ Taneli LahtinenMany of Croatia's roads evoke a feeling of peace
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@ Natalia Bratslavsky Crossing the Velebit mountain range garners an ocean-view reward
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@ Yuriy Brykaylo The must-see Makarska riviera is a key part of any coastal road trip
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@ Jiri DoležalThis view awaits on a road trip to Rijeka, peeking out from the background
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@ Davor Šopar Croatia's main highway, A1, promises pretty panoramas
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@ Flickr (RAW Community)Why not road trip around an island like beautiful Brač?
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@ NadtochiySome sunsets simply require a photo-op stop
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@ Valery Shanin Ferries are here to transport cars to islands, like Rab (pictured), so the road trip can go on
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@ PinterestScenic drives across Pag island can't be missed
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@ ChPflügl Villages slightly inland from the Dalmatian coast, like Ostrovica (pictured), are delightful discoveries
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@ Jack WoodwardSnaking streets lead to the lovely Krka National Park
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@ Ekaterina KondratovaCoastal summer road trips include many shades of green, along with the Adriatic's blues
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@ Time OutMountain marvels surround many of Croatia's roadways
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@ Ievgenii Biletskyi Some of the best Croatian nature can be seen by car
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@ Artur NykMountain slope roads seem surreal
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@ Ante Kante Hvar island road trips are made even better by vintage car
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© TotalnoThe gorgeous roads of the Gorski Kotar region showcase mountains and lakes
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© Lara RasinWhy not pull over and bungee jump? Šibenski bridge is a great spot to do so
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© Ivo Biočina / Croatian National Tourist BoardGolden Slavonian fields surround Croatia's easternmost roads
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© Joseph CostaThe bridge crossing to Dubrovnik shows the best of both worlds, mountain and sea
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© Lara RasinWinding up Velebit means unobstructed views of the landscape below
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© Branimir BalogovicA northern Croatian road trip mandates lovely crossings over the Drava and Sava rivers
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© Međimurska ŽupanijaMeđimurje, Croatia's northernmost region, promises an unforgettable road trip
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© Time OutEndless vineyards flank the wine roads of Pelješac, a peninsula in Dubrovnik-Neretva County

In pictures: Road trip across Croatia in 40 photos

Take the scenic route

By Daniel Bracun and Lara Rasin
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Renting a car during your Croatian vacation is the perfect way to discover the country's hidden secrets and experience its vast landscapes. Head on a virtual tour, or plan a future journey, with our gallery of 40 photos showcasing Croatia's most beautiful road trips.

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