17 days in Croatia, Tuscany & Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Croatia, Tuscany & Montenegro Itinerary

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1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Florence is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Barberino Val d'Elsa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy

Barberino Val d'Elsa ©
Barberino Val d'Elsa is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30km south of Florence.The township of Barberino Val d'Elsa is located above the valley from which it takes its name. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, steep yourself in history at Walls of Monteriggioni, thenmake a trip to Via delle Volte, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monterinaldi. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto and then learn about winemaking at Fattoria di Montemaggio.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barberino Val d'Elsa day trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Barberino Val d'Elsa in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Barberino Val d'Elsa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Barberino Val d'Elsa

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Accademia del Buon Gusto, Via delle Volte, Comune Di Certaldo
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Fattoria di Montemaggio ©
Fattoria di Montemaggio
Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 5th (Sat), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zadar day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Barberino Val d'Elsa to Zadar takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Barberino Val d'Elsa in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Zadar, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Riva Harbor, thenpause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, walk around Marjan Park, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Split tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Split are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery and then get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, get great views at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. October in Hvar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Historic Sites Transportation

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Kotor Old City and then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, make a trip to Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress, thentake in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Kotor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kotor, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Castle Of San Giovanni, Our Lady of the Rocks, Porto Montenegro
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): visit Old Town and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pile Gate, thenget to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip maker website.

Getting from Kotor to Dubrovnik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kotor in October since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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