15 days in Montenegro, Central Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

15 days in Montenegro, Central Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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15 days in Montenegro, Central Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Antalya, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Antalya, Turkey

1
night
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zabljak trip planner.

Antalya, Turkey to Zabljak is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Antalya to Zabljak due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, then see the interesting displays at Namfleg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, admire the striking features of The Church of St. Matthew, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotor trip itinerary website .

Getting from Zabljak to Kotor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotor are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dobrota, Perast
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

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.
Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park to go to Slunj and see Rastoke, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Bovec trip app .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bovec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Thirsty River Brewing ©
Thirsty River Brewing

1
night
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally admire the sheer force of Waterfall Savica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero vacation planner .

Drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church of St John the Baptist
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave) and Bled (Bled Island, Vintgar Gorge, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, make a trip to Preseren Square, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana holiday planner .

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb vacation site .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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