This was mostly a driving day where we had to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice, approximately an 8 hour drive. We had considered taking a bus there, but car rental won out once we learned about the beauty of the coastal drive that is the Adriatic Highway. The bus would keep us on a boring inland highway, but we're here to see all the things. As an added bonus, we can add another country to our tally because we spent about 10 minutes in Bosnia on this route. The Croatian and Bosnian governments have reached an agreement where Croatian residents and visitors are allowed to briefly drive through Bosnia on this route due to how the borders are drawn. Although it's illegal to "enter" Bosnia by setting foot in it without undergoing a standard border check, we quickly jumped out of the car to take a photo to make it really count. Here are a few pics from the long drive...
We finally arrived in the town of Korenica which is just outside Plitviče Lakes National Park. Comfortable and affordable accommodations were courtesy of the Guesthouse Nikolina. Cheapfully delicious dinner and packed lunches the next day were courtesy of the local supermarket, its ingredients to assemble turkey sandwiches, and yours truly.