Zadar is a good place to stay if you wanna take day trips to other islands and national parks. We spent one full day in Zadar, one day in Nin, and one day at Plitvice National Park.
We watched the sunset on the steps along the water while listening to the sea organs. When the waves crash against the holes in the side of the walls it pushes air through the pipes and makes music all day and night.
Near the sea organs there’s also a light show called “Greetings to the Sun” which is a bunch of different colors lit up on the ground that goes on every night once it’s dark.
Nin is the oldest royal town in Croatia. We went to a museum that had all the remnants of the old grounds.
It has the worlds smallest chapel and the worlds smallest cathedral. They are not used anymore but the cathedral you can go inside.
They also have a nice sandy beach. Next to the sandy beach there is an area with medicinal mud you can put on your body.
Plitvice National Park
Plitvice National Park is a 2 hour bus ride from Zadar. You leave at 8:30 in the morning and get the bus back at 5:00. You get about six hours inside the park which allows you to walk the whole park to see everything. The entrance fee is 110 kn which is around $15. Plitvice lakes are protected waters so it is forbidden to swim in. The water is so blue probably because nobody ever swims in it. Plitvice also has some of the best waterfalls.