17 days in Dubrovnik, Kotor & Athens Itinerary

17 days in Dubrovnik, Kotor & Athens Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island, take in the views from Franjo Tudman Bridge, don't miss a visit to Love Stories Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planning website.

Nottingham, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nottingham to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nottingham in April; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Kotor, Montenegro

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery and Church of St. Clare and Zmajević Palace. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and Paul, take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of St. Matthew, and contemplate the long history of Sea Gate.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotor route planning website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Kotor, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 8 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Church of Agios Spyridonas, Vouleftiko (Old State House), &more), Archaeological Museum of Megara (in Megara) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, make a trip to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Fly from Kotor to Athens in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kotor to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kotor in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips