20 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

20 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
2
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
3
Sibenik, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
5
Žabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
6
Plužine, Montenegro
— 1 night
7
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
8
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
9
Perast, Montenegro
— 1 night
10
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
— 1 night
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
12
Lumbarda, Croatia
— 1 night
13
Mljet National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
14
Pula, Croatia
— 4 nights

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, thenget your game on at Active vacation BTZ, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing app.

Ostend, Belgium to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 12th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates and then make a trip to Paseo Maritimo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Zadar travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Strand Banj, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sokolarski Raptor Centre.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibenik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sibenik, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, thenappreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

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You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Split are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak ©
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Stecci, thentake in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge, thenhead outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Žabljak online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Split to Žabljak takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Plužine.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge
Đurđevića Tara Bridge
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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Plužine, Montenegro

Plužine
Piva Lake remains a top attraction in Pluzine, located in the mountainous northern section of the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Piva Canyon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Piva.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Plužine trip maker tool.

Drive from Žabljak to Plužine in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Plužine can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Plužine

Nature Parks
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Lake Piva
Lake Piva
Piva Canyon
Piva Canyon

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Podgorica, Montenegro

One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 17th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Podgorica holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plužine to Podgorica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Podgorica

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ ©
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ
Morača River
Morača River

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, thendon't miss a visit to Trg Sv. Tripuna, thencruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg od brasna.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor day trip tool.

Drive from Podgorica to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Perast.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Špiljari
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Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen ©
Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen
Our Lady of Health
Our Lady of Health
Trg Sv. Tripuna ©
Trg Sv. Tripuna

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Perast, Montenegro

Perast ©
Tourists on holiday in Perast often compare the city to Venice.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Banja Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, thenget to know the fascinating history of Martinovic Palace, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bajova Kula Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Perast itinerary maker app.

Perast is just a stone's throw from Kotor. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Perast

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Banja Monastery
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Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks
St. Nikola Church
St. Nikola Church
Banja Monastery ©
Banja Monastery

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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro

Herceg-Novi
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Russian Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Leopold Mandic, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, thendon't miss a visit to Herceg Novi City Archive, and finally visit Herceg Novi Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Herceg-Novi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Perast to Herceg-Novi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Herceg-Novi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Blue Grotto
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Herceg Novi Old Town
Herceg Novi Old Town
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
Church of St. Leopold Mandic ©
Church of St. Leopold Mandic

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), stop by Old Town and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Cavtat Seaside Promenade, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, thentake in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning app.

You can drive from Herceg-Novi to Dubrovnik in an hour. Traveling from Herceg-Novi in September, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Cavtat Seaside Promenade ©
Cavtat Seaside Promenade
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Lumbarda, Croatia

Lumbarda ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Kula Svih Svetih, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lumbarda trip itinerary builder app.

You can travel from Dubrovnik to Lumbarda in 3 hours. September in Lumbarda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mljet National Park.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Korcula Old City
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House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

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Mljet National Park, Croatia

Mljet National Park
Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore St. Mary Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mljet National Park trip builder website.

Travel from Lumbarda to Mljet National Park in 3 hours. In September in Mljet National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Mljet National Park

Nature Parks
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Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina. Venture out of the city with trips to Lungo Mare (in Opatija), Dvigrad (in Kanfanar) and Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun (in Motovun). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, and experience rural life at Lavanda Deklevi.

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Explore your travel options from Mljet National Park to Pula with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mljet National Park in September since evenings lows in Pula dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Opatija, Lavanda Deklevi, Dvigrad, Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, Valle dIstria/Bale
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Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad

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