13 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

13 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Bucharest, Romania

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Citadel, and don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotor travel route planning app .

Bucharest, Romania to Kotor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Porto Montenegro
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

4
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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik travel route app .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kotor in August: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, and then make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar itinerary planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Dubrovnik, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mostar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

2
nights
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.
You've now added Pakleni Otoci to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then get great views at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mostar to Hvar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mostar in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hvar, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Split Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

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You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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