14 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

14 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Samobor, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  8​h 15​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
day
Samobor, Croatia

Samobor
Samobor is a city in Zagreb County, Croatia. On the 1st (Sun), stroll around Nature Park Zumberak and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Anastazia.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Samobor day trip planning app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Samobor is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September in Samobor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Samobor

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature Park Zumberak

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of The town of Hum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then examine the collection at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, and then walk around Punta Corrente.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovinj online trip builder .

Drive from Samobor to Rovinj in 3 hours. Traveling from Samobor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rovinj. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porec, Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, The town of Hum
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The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Main Street ©
Main Street
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum

1
night
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina and then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rovinj to Korcula Town in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Korcula Town when traveling from Rovinj in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nehaj Castle and Stari grad Slunj. Explore hidden gems such as Rastoke and Bear Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Slunj, Nehaj Castle, Bear Sanctuary
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Nehaj Castle ©
Nehaj Castle
Stari grad Slunj ©
Stari grad Slunj

5
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hercegovacka Gracanica and Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995. Get a sense of the local culture at The historic urban site of Pocitelj and il Monte Della Croce. Explore Mostar's surroundings by going to Trebinje (Tvrdoš Monastery & Arslanagica Bridge), Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje) and Sarajevo (Vijećnica, Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, admire the striking features of Public Turkish Bath, and learn about all things military at Bosnaseum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mostar trip planner .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Mostar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Trebinje, Sarajevo, Medjugorje, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica

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