20 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

20 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Omis, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Trogir, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
7
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Perth, Australia

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Kotor's surroundings by going to Plavi Horizonti Beach (in Radovici) and Blue Grotto (in Herceg-Novi). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, contemplate the waterfront views at Scurda River, step aboard Porto Montenegro, and pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor itinerary tool .

Perth, Australia to Kotor is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Kotor is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Perth in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Kotor: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Perast, Tivat Municipality, Blue Grotto
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Speed Boats Tours
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Dubrovnik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 18th (Wed), take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of il Monte Della Croce and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, Mostar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Omis.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medjugorje, The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Kravica
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Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

2
nights
Omis, Croatia

Omis ©
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach, kick back and relax at Brela Beach, and then kick back and relax at Drasnice. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, and then stop by Origin Natural & Original Beauty.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Omis online route maker .

Drive from Mostar to Omis in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mostar in September since evenings lows in Omis dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Trogir.

Things to do in Omis

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Punta Rata Beach, Drasnice
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Trogir, Croatia

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Trogir Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then contemplate the long history of Palace Cipiko, and finally make a trip to North Gate.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Trogir online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Omis to Trogir in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. September in Trogir sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Trogir

Transportation Outdoors Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zadar online trip planner .

Getting from Trogir to Zadar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Trogir in September since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Stone, then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach.

Plan trip to Bol with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Bol takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Zadar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bol, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Stone, Sumartin Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rastoke and River Rafting & Tubing. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Skydiving. And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, take a stroll through Lower Town, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Bol to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, Zagreb is little chillier than Bol - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb

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