WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea
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WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

March 12, 2024 | by Yannick Neyens

Let’s start of by saying that this was our first ever RV trip, so we did not know what to expect. It would be an understatement to say that we were pleasantly surprised by this vacation. We planned our trip around the Adriatic coast because none of us had ever been there, and we were curious to visit new countries. Our itinerary was -Slovenia-Croatia-Montenegro-Albania-Italy-Switzerland and back to Luxembourg. We visited 10 countries in total in less than 2 weeks. The WebCamper was perfect for 2 people, we had our own little kitchenette, nice big seats, a table, a bathroom with a shower and a comfy bed for two. They provided us with all the necessities we needed to feel comfortable during our trip.


Day 1 & 2 – Driving through Germany – Austria – Slovenia

The trip started with lots of rain. We drove straight through Germany and ended up staying for the first night in Austria not far from the border of Slovenia. We woke up and started driving again. It was still raining heavily we made a quick stop in Slovenia where we went hiking up a mountain. Slovenia looks very similar to Austria. The nature and the mountains are breathtaking.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

We continued our trip and ended up in Croatia.

Our next destination for the day was going to be Rijeka. The port city of Rijeka is tucked away on Kvarner Bay and is known best as a getaway to Croatia’s islands. If you’re looking for island hopping, this would be a great place to park your van.  We decided to explore the city. We went to see the Trsat Castle located on a hill above the city, the area provides a wonderful panorama. (Warning: Be ready to walk lots of stairs!!) The Trsat castle dates to prehistoric times when it was just a watchtower. The castle is open for visitors, and you can freely enter and enjoy its watchtowers, corridors, and terraces.

Other things to do in Rijeka:

  • Stroll through the City Market
  • In the heart of town, you can find the Gradski Tower which is the symbol of Rijeka, you’ll also find plenty of shops and restaurants scattered around it.
WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 3- Plitvice National Park

We woke up without rain. We started driving and stopped a few times along the way to admire the incredible views.

Today, we decided to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park which is a collection of 16 interconnected lakes. The lakes are known for their crystal-clear turquoise waters and more than 90 waterfalls, that are surrounded by lush forests and scenic landscapes. The park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 because of its exceptional beauty and ecological significance. It is worth a visit!!  


After our long day of hiking, we decided to spend the night next to a lake in Sveti Rok.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 4 – Day trip to Zadar

We woke up today with an amazing lake view, the sun was already up, so we decided to have our breakfast and head to our next destination which was Zadar.

We parked our camper not far from the city center and headed to the old town. Zadar isn’t as popular as Split or Dubrovnik therefore it is also less crowded than other cities in Croatia.

One of the best things to see in Zadar is the Sea Organ on the promenade. The sea organ is a sound art object, which plays music every time waves hit the tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps. So, you can enjoy the view of the sea and listen to a beautiful melody at the same time. Another must see next to the Sea Organ is the greeting to the sun monument which is in the port of Zadar. The monument represents the solar system in proportional figures. Solar panels absorb the sun’s rays, and at sunset, when it gets dark the monument starts to shine. The rest of the day we explored some more of Zadar.


Afterwards, it had gotten a little too hot for us, so we decided to head out to the beach. We left beautiful Zadar and found a nice camping spot right next to the water. We spend the rest of the day swimming, grilling, and admiring the beautiful sunset.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 5 -Beach day and Split

In the morning we headed to Murter which is a small island located in Sibenik-Knin.

It is connected to the mainland by a small drawbridge. Which means that Murter is easy to reach even with a camper. We spend our beach day in Podvrske Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the island. In the afternoon we decided to drive to Split. There was a lot of traffic, it took us a while to find a parking space for our camper. Arrived in Split we enjoyed a stroll around the old town and ended our day walking on the beach.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 6 - Brela and Dubrovnik

On our way to Brela we drove by a small town called Omis, we had to make a quick pit stop because the view of the mountains clashing with the sea was worth a second look. Fun fact about Omis, it was home to pirates in the 13th and 14th century. We climbed up the fortress Starigrad, which is situated at the top of the mountain behind the old town. Even though the hike to get there can be challenging (again, a lot of stairs) it is so worth the view of the whole city and the sea. We continued our drive to Brela. Brela was on our bucket list, it is a very popular destination among tourists. The Punta Cana Beach in Brela is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world according to Forbes magazine.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Its landmark, the ’Brela Stone,’ adorns many postcards of the country. After another successful beach trip, we decided to head to Dubrovnic. Dubrovnic was by far my favorite city in Croatia that I got to visit. This coastal city is one of the only remaining medieval walled cities in Europe. For Game of Thrones fans, this city is for you! Walking through Dubrovnic feels like walking through a movie set it.

One downside to this city is that, like you could have guessed, the city is very expensive.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 7 & 8 - Montenegro

Today we woke up in the vineyards and we headed to our next country, Montenegro.

At the border control pass we had a funny encounter with a donkey that was just randomly walking on the street and looking into people’s car. We drove to our first stop, Perast, a beautiful scenic seaside village in Montenegro. Right in front of Perast, there are two beautiful islands: the Island of Saint George and Our Lady of the Rocks. The first is a natural island that holds a monastery, but it is not possible to visit.  The second, the famous ‘Our Lady of the Rocks’, is the only artificial island on the Adriatic. It was built with sunken shipwrecks and rocks until an island was formed. At the top, sits the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, which is considered a worshipping place for sailors of the Bay. 


Our final stop in Montenegro was Budva. We stayed at a stunning camping site that lies on mountain, so you have the whole view of the ocean. This was by far our favorite campsite of our trip. They even had a bar outside, a bunch of chairs, hammocks and some music playing, perfect for a romantic evening making a barbeque and enjoying the sun setting over the ocean.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 9 & 10

Next day means next country, this time it was Albania. On our way there, we drove past Sventi Stefan this private island hotel was once the Adriatic playground of the rich and famous, like Marilyn Monroe, during the 70s.

Few more hours driving, we arrived in Tirana the capital city of Albania. We decided to visit Lake Bovilla about 15km away from the center. Lake Bovilla (Bovilla reservoir) is one of the most amazing hidden gems of Albania. This reservoir provides most of the drinking water for the capital of Albania. We hiked up the mountain to have a beautiful view of the sea. The hike is nice but quite steep, so I wouldn’t recommend it for people that are afraid of heights. There is a great restaurant not too far from the lake that provides amazing local food and wine. We liked this place so much that we ended up finding a spot to park our camper there and stay for a night.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 11 was our ferry trip, we took the ferry from Vlore to Brindisi, Italy. The trip took about 8 hours, so we didn’t see too much that day except miles and miles of ocean.

Day 12, 13 & 14

We spend the afternoon in Monopoly a small, charming city right next to Bari. We then made our way up the coast of Italy and arrived in Numana a municipality of the province of Ancona, where we ended up staying the night. Famous for being the city of turtles! During the summer, on specific days, tourists and locals can participate in the release of treated and rehabilitated turtles into the sea. This event is called Tarta Day. We spend our day taking a boat trip to a beautiful beach called ‘Due Sorelle’ with translate to ‘The beach of two sisters’.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Later, we drove to San Marino, the world’s oldest republic. It was founded in the year 301. The city of San Marino is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It’s hard not to fall in love with this place for its medieval streets and piazzas and historic guard towers that line the country and its spectacular location high in the hills of the Italian countryside.

WebCamper trip around the Adriatic Sea

Day 15

We took this whole day to drive home, we drove through Switzerland where we stopped a couple of time to admire the amazing views of the mountains. And that was it, this was our whole itinerary for this summer with the WebCamper. I truly couldn’t recommend it more, if you’ve ever had any doubts taking an RV trip, I hope we changed your mind with this blog. It was an amazing experience. We’ve seen so many beautiful places, explored the open roads, experienced new cultures and made lifelong memories.

Yannick Neyens

Yannick NeyensWebCamper Ambassador

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