Istrian Tales Self Drive

Opatija - Pula - Brijuni NP - Rovinj - Poreč - Brtonigla - Motovun - Opatija - Zagreb

Challenge your independent way of travelling with our suggestions of best routes, activities and sightseeing around some of the less visited areas of amazing Croatia. Based on our local knowledge we are sure you will find this slice of paradise a memorable holiday.

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Opatija and make your own way to your accommodation. If time permits take a walk along Lungo Mare, a 12km long walk way between Opatija and Lovran. Overnight in Opatija.

Day 2
Opatija - Kvarner Riviera - Opatija

Your car will be delivered to your hotel this morning. Spend your day exploring the Kvarner Riviera. (B)

Day 3
Opatija - Pazin - Pula

Drive towards Pula, stopping at the Istrian capital of Pazin. Arrive in the early afternoon at your accommodation. (B) Approx driving time: 2.30 hours

Day 4
Pula - Fažana - Brijuni - Pula

Head north to Fažana and catch a boat across to the National Park of Brijuni. The archipelago group is renowned for its beauty & wildlife. Later return to Pula. (B) Approx driving time: 2 - 3 hours

Day 5
Pula - Vodnjan - Rovinj - Poreč

Drive via Vodnjan to Rovinj - once a fishing village, now famous for its narrow streets and Venetian architecture. Continue to Poreč for your overnight. Free time to view the UNESCO protected Euphrasius Basilica - a remarkable examples of mosaic art in Europe. (B) Approx driving time: 2.00 hours

Day 6
Poreč - Novigrad - Brtonigla

Drive toward the seaside resort of Novigrad. Enjoy the beach for the day before driving to the rural Brtonigla the “small town of great discoveries”. Make sure to taste some of the delicious local wine. (B) Approx driving time: 2.00-2.30 hours

Day 7
Brtonigla - Groznjan - Motovun - Opatija

Today after breakfast take a leisurely drive through Mirna Valley towards Opatija, making a stop on route at medieval hilltop town of Motovun. This is also an area world renowned for its famous truffles. We recommend partaking in the experience at one of the local restaurants. A treat to be remembered. Overnight in Opatija. (B) Approx driving time: 2 - 3 hours

Day 8
Opatija - Zagreb

This morning checkout from your hotel, return your vehicle to Zagreb Airport. (B) Approx driving times: Opatija - Zagreb Airport: 3 hours


  • 7 nights in selected hotels or similar
  • Opatija (3 nights) Hotel Bristol
  • Pula (2 nights) Hotel Galija
  • Poreč (1 night) Hotel Palazzo
  • Brtonigla (1 night) San Rocco
  • Service charges & hotel taxes
  • Breakfast daily (B)
  • Opel Corsa Automatic A/C or similar
  • Rent A Car Code - EDAR
  • 7 days (Day 2 - 8)
  • Vehicle unlimited mileage, CDW, TP


  • Entrance fees to Museums & N. Parks
  • Fuel & additional vehicle insurances
  • Hotel parking charges where applicable

Pricing and Accommodation

Departures between
01 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Pula - Hotel Galija

Would you like to extend your stay?

Opatija - Hotel Bristol by Ohm Group

From $73 per person, twin share

Extras and Add Ons

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