Whitsun holidays 2019:
Traffic-prognosis Whitsun 2019 and „traps“ for Adriatic vacationers
If you trust the weather forecast, the first foretaste of the summer on the Adriatic is likely to be around Whitsun. Sun and temperatures around the 30-degree mark predicts hot weather for Whitsun and it should be hot on the highways and roads leading to the Adriatic. Whoever can, should avoid the neuralgic times. SeaHelp explains what to consider when traveling to Croatia.
In order to arrive relaxed at the destination, it is advisable to be a bit flexible on arrival, if possible. In Bavaria, the Whitsun holidays begin on June 3rd and end on June 13nd, a Thursday. Many schools can declare Friday a “moving” holiday, so the school does not start until June 17th. This is due to strong holiday traffic, on June 1st, June 8th and June 15th lead to increased traffic. Added to this are the short holidaymakers from Austria, as from June 8th to June 11th officially school holidays are announced. As expected, many families with children use the period for a short trip to the Adriatic, especially since sunny weather is predicted there.
The highest potencial congestion will be both at the entrance to Croatia and at the exit from Croatia, the border crossings at the Slovenian-Croatian border on, as this is an external Schengen border, which are more controller, as experience shows. Especially when leaving Croatia, you should allow enough time.
The vignette required for the use of the highway proves to be treacherous, which you can hardly escape as a tourist. The seven-day vignette is just not enough for a stay from Saturday to Saturday, as it is the departure day already on the eighth day, for which then again an expensive vignette is due. Attention should be paid for transit passengers on the purchase of the correct vignette: If the vehicle above the front (center) has a height of more than 1.30 meters, is a vignette of category 2B (for example, some vans, SUVs, etc. ) instead of 2A. Motorhomes up to 3.5 tons are not covered by this regulation. It is also worth re-measuring as well as the possible purchase of a vignette, because even the Slovenian police knows the pitfalls and cashes is on the mistakes.
Traps for drivers lurk in Italy in the form of the “zona traffico limitato” (ZTL), which have now been set up in many large cities, including in Trieste. The license plate of incoming vehicles are photographed, compared with a database and the one who has been retracted without a valid badge gets sent as a “souvenir” a fine of at least 80 euros in the house. Appropriate badges can be purchased, but at least three weeks before entering the restricted traffic zone.
In general, you should also inform yourself on the websites of the ÖAMTC and the Croatian Automobile Club HAK about short-term traffic jams during the journey, because even a small detour to another border crossing sometimes save a lot of time.