19 days in Croatia, Kotor & Hrastovlje Itinerary

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Mljet Island, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Ploce, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Cres Island, Croatia
— 1 night
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Buzet, Croatia
— 1 night
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Hrastovlje, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Krka National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights

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Mljet Island, Croatia — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mljet Island: Potomje (Matusko Winery & Winery Boris M. Violic).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mljet Island road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dubrovnik Airport, Split Airport and Zadar Airport. November in Mljet Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ploce.
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Ploce, Croatia — 1 night

You've now added Neretva River to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Narona Archaeological Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Vino Spaleta and then do a tasting at Terra Madre Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ploce planner.

Traveling by car from Mljet Island to Ploce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mljet Island in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Ploce. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
You've now added Walls of Dubrovnik to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, and finally look for gifts at Terra Croatica.

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You can drive from Ploce to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Ploce in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 1 night

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in November since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 7°C. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 1 night

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally don't miss a visit to The Forum.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar day trip planner.

Getting from Kotor to Zadar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Kotor in November, plan for little chillier days in Zadar, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cres Island.
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Cres Island, Croatia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Lubenice Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Plava Grota, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Friary and Church on the Island of Cres.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cres Island trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zadar to Cres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Zadar in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cres Island, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovinj.
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Rovinj, Croatia — 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, admire the striking features of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary, look for gifts at Break Time Porec, then learn about winemaking at OPG Suran Petar Rino, and finally explore the galleries of Raku Ceramics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

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Traveling by car from Cres Island to Rovinj takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cres Island in November, Rovinj is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buzet.
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Buzet, Croatia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev sv. Roka, then don't miss a visit to Viale Glagolitico, then stop by The town of Hum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aura Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buzet day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Buzet takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hrastovlje.
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Hrastovlje, Slovenia — 1 night

Enveloped in the picturesque landscape of the surrounding hills and green plaines, Hristovlje proves to be one of the most captivating excursions in southwestern Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hrastovlje trip itinerary maker site.

Hrastovlje is very close to Buzet. In November, daytime highs in Hrastovlje are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 3 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park to go to Dreznik Grad and see Ranch Deer Valley, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Supljara cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hrastovlje to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Krka National Park.
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Krka National Park, Croatia — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Manojlovac waterfall (in Knin) and Burnum - principum (in Ivosevci). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Krka National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krka National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krka National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Krka National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night.
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Istria travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
Croatia's Tuscany
The rocky coastline of the Adriatic meets the rolling hills and bucolic plains of Continental Croatia in Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula with a complex cultural legacy, including well-preserved Roman relics. In the past, Istria's towns were home to It...
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