7 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

7 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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7 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Pula, Croatia
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Zadar, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sibenik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Split, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Lumbarda, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mljet National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
9
Perast, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
10
Kotor, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Pluzine, Montenegro
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Podgorica, Montenegro

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Plan my trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zadar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Zadar are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Sibenik on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sibenik road trip planning website .

Getting from Zadar to Sibenik by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sibenik when traveling from Zadar in September, with lows around 19°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Split

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace

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Lumbarda, Croatia

Lumbarda
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lumbarda trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Lumbarda takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lumbarda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Mljet National Park.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Mljet National Park, Croatia

Mljet National Park
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore St. Mary Island.

Plan my trip to Mljet National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lumbarda to Mljet National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mljet National Park

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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Mljet National Park to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Herceg-Novi on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks

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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 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Church of St. Leopold Mandic, then don't miss a visit to Mamula Fortress, then make a trip to Belavista Square, and finally make a trip to Drinking fountain Karacha.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Herceg-Novi attractions tool .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Herceg-Novi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Herceg-Novi, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Perast.

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Mamula Fortress ©
Mamula Fortress

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Perast, Montenegro

Perast ©
Perast is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perast trip itinerary planner .

Perast is very close to Herceg-Novi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Perast

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor road trip planning tool .

Kotor is just a short distance from Perast. In September, daytime highs in Kotor are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toPluzine.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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Pluzine, Montenegro

Pluzine ©
Plužine is a town in northwestern Montenegro. On the 14th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterfall Rafting Centre and then take in breathtaking views at Piva Canyon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pluzine visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Pluzine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kotor in September: high temperatures in Pluzine hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Pluzine

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Waterfall Rafting Centre ©
Waterfall Rafting Centre

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Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and then take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zabljak visit planner .

Drive from Pluzine to Zabljak in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Đurđevića Tara Bridge ©
Đurđevića Tara Bridge

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