17 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, make a trip to City Walls, then take in the waterfront at Porto Montenegro, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then stroll through Mogren Beach, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kotor custom trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kotor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Kotor, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, Porto Montenegro, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Porto Montenegro ©
Porto Montenegro
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Brsalje Street. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Blaise, make a trip to Pile Gate, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in September, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stradun ©
Stradun
Lapad ©
Lapad
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then steep yourself in history at Korcula Island - Priscapac, and finally savor the flavors at Vinarija Toreta.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip generator.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Korcula Town, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Korcula Island - Priscapac
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Korcula Island - Priscapac ©
Korcula Island - Priscapac
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Split trip generator.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Split in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Split ©
Old Split

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Dubovica, then get great views at Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2 hours. Traveling from Split in September, you will find days in Hvar are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolac Market and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), make a trip to Tkalciceva, wander the streets of Lower Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Hvar to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Zagreb. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Lower Town
Lower Town
Zagreb 360 ©
Zagreb 360

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