Generally, we would recommend getting a hire car here, especially for heading to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, but also for driving along Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coast and visiting the nearby islands.
Despite a thriving nightlife and a slightly bizarre farting “sea organ”, Zadar remains one of Croatia’s more niche destinations. For further car hire advice covering Croatia’s Adriatic coast, please see our longer car hire guides to Split or Dubrovnik.
Should you hire a car in Zadar? – Yes!