21 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Orebic, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Barcelona, Spain


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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 5th (Thu): make a trip to City Walls. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor, see the interesting displays at Namfleg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and Paul.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotor attractions planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Kotor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in December, Kotor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Perast, Dobrota, Church of St. Peter and Paul, Mamula Fortress, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the galleries of Rector's Palace, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then stop by Break Time Dubrovnik, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

2
nights
Orebic, Croatia

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Vidikovac Orebic, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sveti Ilija Mountain, then learn about winemaking at Korta Katarina Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gospe od Karmena. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaza Divna, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Natura Antunovic, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery of Our Lady of Andela, then do a tasting at Vino Spaleta, then learn about winemaking at Matusko Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Milos Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orebic journey builder app .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Orebic in 2 hours. December in Orebic sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Orebic

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Plaza Divna, Vino Spaleta, Matusko Winery, Milos Winery
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Sveti Ilija Mountain ©
Sveti Ilija Mountain
Korta Katarina Winery ©
Korta Katarina Winery
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ethno Museum Barilo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Sveti Petar, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then admire the landmark architecture of Tower Kanalevic, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Boya Crayons Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Gabrielis Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip maker site .

Drive from Orebic to Korcula Town in an hour. December in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lovric Winery, Ethno Museum Barilo
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and then look and learn at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Spirit, then explore the galleries of Forko souvenir shop, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Monastery.

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You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 16th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Split holiday planner .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hvar in December since evenings lows in Split dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Gaspina mlinica
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Off-Road Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, then see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, then do a tasting at Senjkovic Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Jaksic Galerija. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Annunciation, see the interesting displays at Museum uja, then explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mirje, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bol online vacation maker .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. December in Bol sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Bol

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Skrip, Nerezisca, Postira, Church of Our Lady of Annunciation, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Jaksic Gallery ©
Jaksic Gallery
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol ©
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
Museum uja ©
Museum uja

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nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 20th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Bozava, make a trip to Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), and finally partake in some friendly competition at City Game Zadar. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Morlacch, learn about winemaking at MasVin, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mashtel Distillery, and finally contemplate the long history of Duke's palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Bol in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Nature Shopping

Side Trips

MasVin, Morlacch, Mashtel Distillery, Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), Bozava
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Bozava ©
Bozava
Mashtel Distillery ©
Mashtel Distillery

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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 22nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Vir, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Great Cascades.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, have some family-friendly fun at Sensperience, look for gifts at Kredenca Zagreb, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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