18 days in Mostar, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

18 days in Mostar, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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18 days in Mostar, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  26​h
1
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Go for a jaunt from Mostar to Studenci to see Kravica about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, explore the activities along Jablanicas Lake, and make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To plan Mostar vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Sydney, Australia to Mostar is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Mostar hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kravica
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dubovica, steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mostar to Hvar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mostar in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Hvar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Filigran Split, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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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 29th (Sun), stroll through Plovanije Beach, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then explore the ancient world of National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and finally kick back and relax at Debeljak Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pula trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Premantura, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik journey planning app .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kotor is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, admire the striking features of The Church of St. Matthew, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Tryphon Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Gurdich Gate.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in October since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Perast, Porto Montenegro, The Church of St. Matthew
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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