11 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Taxi to Zadar, Fly to Pula
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, then take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum, then make a trip to Our Lady of Health, and finally delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum, cruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip builder website.

Manchester, UK to Kotor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Kotor is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Kotor to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Lapad, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach, then take in the waterfront at Cavtat Seaside Promenade, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kotor in August: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Croatia

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally head off the coast to Jerolim.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Hvar online trip maker.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, then explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress, and finally take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Split travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to The Forum.

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You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Zadar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 6th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, then do a tasting at Benazic Winery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then make a trip to Town Clock, then kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, and finally stroll around Punta Corrente.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovinj online journey planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Zadar to Rovinj in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovinj are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.