19 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

19 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Jerusalem, Israel

4
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, sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes and then admire the sheer force of Cascades.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Greeting to the Sun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, make a trip to Zadar City Gate, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally don't miss a visit to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ). Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Zadar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Wed), make a trip to Underground of Diocletian's Palace and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Split, then take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split travel planner.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
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 23rd (Fri): do a tasting at Tomic Winery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2 hours. When traveling from Split in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hvar, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, sightseeing, nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and contemplate the long history of Stradun.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip builder.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hvar in June, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Cats Museum, then don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally explore the activities along Bay of Kotor. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lovcen National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kotor holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Kotor, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Lovcen National Park
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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