14 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro Itinerary

14 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cavtat, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Island of Lokrum. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dubrovnik. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Nature
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grabovača
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Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Grabovača ©
Grabovača
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zale Cemetery, then wander the streets of Breg embankment, and finally see the sky in a new way at Planetarij Ljubljana.

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Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

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Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum
Technical Museum of Slovenia ©
Technical Museum of Slovenia
Zale Cemetery ©
Zale Cemetery

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at WoodWay and then steep yourself in history at Radovljica Old Town. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Čebelarski muzej Radovljica, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get great views at Mala Osojnica.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip planning website .

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Bled

Spas Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Radovljica
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Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Čebelarski muzej Radovljica ©
Čebelarski muzej Radovljica

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split holiday maker site .

You can drive from Bled to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Traveling from Bled in September, expect Split to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Split

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nikola Church and Maritime Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nikola Church and Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Budva (Santa Maria in Punta Church, Saint Ivan Church, & more) and King Nicholas Museum (in Cetinje). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Piazza of the arms, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Luke.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Split to Kotor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cavtat.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, St. Nikola Church, Kotor3DMuseum, Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, King Nicholas Museum
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Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana

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Cavtat, Croatia

Cavtat
Easy to reach from Dubrovnik, the tiny coastal town of Cavtat is known for its Mediterranean vegetation, unspoiled waters, and diverse architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica urbana.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cavtat itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Cavtat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Cavtat. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cavtat

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Nicholas Church, Basilica urbana
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