If your trip to Zadar is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Soak up the best that this city has to offer by adding Port Gate and Church of St. Mary’s to your schedule. If you’ve got an extra day handy, take a look at Archeological Museum and Cathedral of St. Anastasia too.Stop by Kolovare Beach. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on many travelers’ must-do lists. Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun are also nearby and worth checking out.
If you have a bit of extra time and you’re willing to travel 35 miles, take a look at Vodice. This popular place offers up loads of things to keep you busy. Among your first stops here ought to be Vodice Harbor, Rakitnica Fortress and Parish Church of St. Cross. Located 45 miles away, Sibenik is another popular destination. If you swing by, don’t miss Church of Gospe van Grada, St. Nicholas Fortress and Sibenik Aquarium.
Nothing screams vacation like hopping in the car, putting on some tunes and driving to the coast. Zadar has some fantastic beaches nearby, so grab a good book (and a kite if it’s breezy) and take a day trip to one of these well-known options:
Petrcane Beach (6 miles away).
Ninska Laguna Beach (9 miles away).
Ninske Vodice beach (10 miles away).
Some travelers find driving in big cities a little tricky. In a small vehicle like a compact or economy, getting around Zadar will be a cinch. Prefer to spend your time exploring the surrounding rocky coastlines? Browse our range of SUVs. With plenty of room and power under the hood, these larger cars will make those long, scenic drives even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the sights and activities that Zadar is famous for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you’re about to head off on an epic road trip around Zadar, a roomy SUV could be the ideal solution. If you’d like the cheapest price possible and plan on staying mostly in the city, a versatile compact is a wise pick. All you need to do is choose what suits you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and clock up those miles.
In Zadar, you’ll have to keep to the right side. When exploring a new place, it’s always a wise idea to rent a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
You’ll find plenty of places to park your car in Zadar. Even right in the thick of things, there’s often a space just where you need it.
Since the population of Zadar is roughly 71,300, you won’t experience too much difficulty with traffic congestion. That being said, major roads usually get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Yes. In Zadar, speed limits range from 40km/h to 130km/h. Residential areas have a default speed limit of 50km/h unless marked otherwise.
One of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Or it may supply your contact information to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent to you directly.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving around Zadar, and you may even receive a fine for simply handling your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your attention stays on the road.
In Zadar, it’s against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a drink or two with lunch or dinner, it’d be wise to leave your rental car at your hotel.
It’s illegal to turn at a red light in Zadar. When you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light changes to green.
Seat belts should always be worn in Zadar. However, the rule may differ for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.