Things to pack for a week in late September
Luggage and bags: Much of Zadar's Old Town is on the flat, so wheeled suitcases are OK, despite the 'cobbled' streets.
For day time - a small day sac to carry camera/ guidebooks/ water/ snacks etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Late September, we found temperatures in the mid 20's, so coming from the UK, this was quite warm for us and I wore sleeveless tops/ dresses etc. At night, I just needed a light weight cardigan/ cotton or silk shawl or my denim jacket.
We enjoyed a boat trip to the islands, where we swam in the lake, so beach wear and a warmer cover up for later in the day.
Also a day trip to Nin, where we visited the beach, so same again.
Some of the streets in Zadar are shiny 'cobbles' so I was glad that I packed flat sandals/ shoes, but there were plenty of locals wearing 'killer heels'
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are plenty of pharmacies/ shops selling toiletries/ cosmetics in the Old Town.
Being Prescription medicines and a copy of your prescription ( just in case)
Late September, we did encounter a few mossies, so bring repellent/ ant- histamine tabs and cream.
Sun protection also.
Photo Equipment: Zadar is very photogenic- carry as much equipment as you need, but there are a few camera shops around- we spotted one near The Captains Tower and a couple of others.
We spotted a few people with tri-pods shooting the sunsets, which Zadar is famous for.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: To be continued...... More info and pics to follow!!
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Zadar in Summer
Luggage and bags: If you're only doing the beach holiday, a suitcase. But a daypack would be useful for side trips, such as to the Plitvice Lakes.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's hot. Very hot in summer. So pack plenty of beach clothes - swimsuits, pareos, shorts, skirts, tees. Zadar has less of a posh resort feel than other Croatian locations, so there is not much need to pack the 'dress to impress' items. For Plitvice Lakes, consider comfortable walking shoes, but other than that - shorts and tees are your best bet.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Pack plenty of sunscreen. If you're staying out of town, as we did, best to take a few basic items with you (headache pills, band aid, etc.). Again, if you need a particular type or brand of skincare, you may want to consider bringing it with you - it may be much easier than looking for it in Zadar.
Photo Equipment: A camera and lens, as well as memory card. There's no need for particular photographic equipment in Zadar itself, but you may want to consider a wide angle lens for the Plitvice Lakes park.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Where we stayed the beach/watersports gear was available for hire - but check with your hotel. Outdoor gear is only really necessary if you want to do hiking in the surrounding hills or in the Plitvice Lakes park. No real need for camping gear.
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