Rijeka is located just about one hour outside of the capital city of Zagreb and is the closest town on the Adriatic. With a rich maritime history, the positioning of Rijeka was always very important for the trade and shipping industry. Some of the best museums can be explored here as well as access to nearby islands and the rest of Croatia.
Where is it: Kvarner County
How to get here: Drive on A1 from Zagreb directly west and it is the first point you will reach of the Adriatic Sea. If you are headed to Istria, you will pass right through it.
Best combined with: Istria Region and Opatija
Ashley’s favorite thing to do: Visit Trsat Castle