17 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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17 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): shop like a local with Namfleg, explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jaz Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, and then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotor travel site .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Kotor is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, expect nights in Kotor to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Jaz Beach, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
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.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Sunj Beach in Lopud, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Family-friendly places like Dubovica and Museum of Senses Split will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Spilja Vranjaca (in Kotlenice) and Hvar (Milna, Franciscan Monastery, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch, Dubovica Beach, Spilja Vranjaca
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spilja Vranjaca ©
Spilja Vranjaca

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kids will enjoy Maksimir and Zagreb Observatory. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Zagreb online day trip planner .

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Split in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Zagreb Zoo ©
Zagreb Zoo

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled, Bled Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, make a trip to Preseren Square, walk around Tivoli Park, and explore the historical opulence of Ljubljanski Grad.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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