Rijeka Airport is actually located on the Croatian island of Krk and is a 35 minute drive from the city of Rijeka. Explore Kvarner Bay and the surrounding area with a hire car.
Why not start off at Trsat Castle where you can also grab a quick refreshment. The views over the valley below are breathtaking and make the castle well worth a visit.
If you are looking for something to do on a Thursday or Sunday evening, a trip to the Astronomical Centre should be in order. If you are looking for more historical monuments to peruse, the Church of our Lady of Trsat is close by.
There are a whole host of museums located in Rijeka’s centre. Start at the Natural History Museum, then head to the Maritime and History Museum across the road. You will also find the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and St Vitus Cathedral, so you should find plenty to keep you amused.
Explore Krk by Car
Visit the towns of Baska and Vrbnik, where you will find a beautiful sandy beach and a myriad of churches within the city walls.
Head to Opatija, nestled amongst the mountains. Packed with beaches, a stunning promenade and a mixture of historical buildings to observe, there is something to keep every member of the family occupied.
Drive to Pula, home to a Roman amphitheatre. Relax in the Forum and stop and have a drink at one of the cafes here.
Explore the walled town of Rovinj. Laze around at this popular seaside resort which lies among beautiful pine forests.