15 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Tivat Municipality, Montenegro
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
2
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary, Canada


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Tivat Municipality, Montenegro

Tivat Municipality ©
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tivat Municipality journey planner.

Calgary, Canada to Tivat Municipality is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Tivat Municipality is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tivat Municipality: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Tivat Municipality

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stari Grad Kotor
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

1
night
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro

Herceg-Novi ©
Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): ponder the design of Drinking fountain Karacha, make a trip to Mamula Fortress, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Kotor.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Herceg-Novi online route planner .

You can take a bus from Tivat Municipality to Herceg-Novi in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July in Herceg-Novi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bay of Kotor, Blue Grotto
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Mamula Fortress ©
Mamula Fortress
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Herceg-Novi to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Herceg-Novi in July: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, 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. On your second day here, examine the collection at Froggyland, then do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Split planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

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night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally don't miss a visit to The Forum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Zadar travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zadar, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Speed Boats Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sablicevo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika, then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally stroll around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rijeka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Rijeka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rijeka, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Opatija
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The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Rijeka in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then stroll through Ada Ciganlija. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Skadarlija, then don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Zagreb to Belgrade by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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