Myself and a friend are heading to Hideout Festival in July. The festival takes place on Zrce Beach which is about 3.5km from Novalja on the island of Pag. After the festival we are planning to spend around 6-8 weeks travelling around Eastern Europe and would like to visit various places in Croatia and neighbouring countries and are trying to figure out the best route for us to take.
We would love to visit Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb, Llubjana, Bratislava, Budapest, Sarajevo and a few places in Montenegro before potentially making our way to Greece.
Do you have any ideas on the most efficient route that we could take, bearing in mind that the trip is definitely starting on the island of Pag at the beginning of July?
Also, if you have any other recommendations of places we should visit while travelling in and around Croatia, please let us know. We are very open to suggestions.