17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Skradin, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula trip website .

London, UK to Pula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Pula reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Plovanije Beach
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach

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 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Skradin, Croatia

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . On the 19th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Skradin itinerary builder site .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

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 20th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Froggyland, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Split trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Skradin to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Dubovica, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar trip maker app .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then admire the striking features of Revelin Tower. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Atelier Abel, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and finally stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Step out of Kotor to go to Herceg-Novi and see Mamula Fortress, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, step off the mainland to explore Island of Saint George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Perast, Mamula Fortress, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

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