16 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Serbia Itinerary

16 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Serbia Itinerary

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16 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Serbia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
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 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Cats Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotor driving holiday app .

New Delhi, India to Kotor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kotor is minus 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Kotor at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Savina Monastery, Castle Of San Giovanni
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
City Walls ©
City Walls

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, hike along Gradac Park, contemplate the long history of Stradun, then look for gifts at Tedi, and finally explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Stradun ©
Stradun

1
day
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Milna, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Plain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar attractions planner .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stari Grad Plain
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Stari Grad Plain ©
Stari Grad Plain

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Mestrovic Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split holiday builder app .

Getting from Hvar to Split by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Split are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 8th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Port of Rovinj, wander the streets of STARI GRAD, and then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena. On the next day, kick back and relax at Fazana Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pula day trip tool .

You can fly from Split to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Split in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pula, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rovinj, Fazana Beach
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Pula to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get outdoors at Ada Ciganlija and Belgrade Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Belgrade Fortress and St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see The Special Nature Reserve of Zasavica in Sremska Mitrovica, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Skadarlija, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Belgrade in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. May in Belgrade sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Special Nature Reserve of Zasavica
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save) ©
St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save)
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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