We made a slight change in our plans. We were going to drive from Rab to Dubrovnik in one day. It's not a big deal - an 8-hour drive, or so - but we decided to leave Rab a day early, make a leisurely trip of it, and spend the night halfway, in Trogir. For one thing, we didn't want to get to our hotel outside Dubrovnik very late in the day, to give ourselves the best chance of getting a room overlooking the water. And for another, the drive along the coast is supposed to be really beautiful, and we want to be able to stop and enjoy it. So, the Aparthotel Bellevue in Trogir.
Our route: fly into Zagreb [purple], drive to Plitvice National Park [yellow] for the night, drive to Rab [purple again] for a couple of nights, drive down the coast to Trogir [mauve] for a night, then down to Dubrovnik [orange] for a few nights, back up to Split [pink] for a few, and then back to Zagreb.
I can't wait to see that coast, it sounds so very beautiful. Counting down the days - only 12 to go.