19 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Slovenia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Slovenia Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
2
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
6
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sveti Jakov Beach and Church of Saint Blaise. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, stop by Old Town, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Dubrovnik at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Ballet Dancer Statue, contemplate the long history of Citadel, thendon't miss a visit to Budva City Walls, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave, and finally make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour of Porto Montenegro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Budva road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Budva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budva, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kotor, Cetinje, Porto Montenegro
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Citadel
Citadel
Lipa Cave ©
Lipa Cave
Ballet Dancer Statue ©
Ballet Dancer Statue

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Podgorica trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Budva to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Podgorica

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ ©
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Trogir Square (in Trogir) and Omis (Origin Croatian Cosmetics & Omis and Cetina River). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split sightseeing planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Split by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. August in Split sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Omis, Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower ©

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Veliki Slap and Rastoke. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes and contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

Discover how to plan a Plitvice Lakes National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 5th (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and finally make a trip to Italian Charnel House.

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Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bovec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kobarid
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Bohinj and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Straža Bled (in Bled). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana journey planning app.

You can drive from Bovec to Ljubljana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Bohinjsko Jezero, Bled, Postojna Cave, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square

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