22 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

22 days in Croatia, Kotor & Mostar Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Head to Ban Josip Jelačić Square and Dolac Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Broken Relationships and Image of War - War Photography Museum. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, stop by Break Time, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zagreb tour planning website.

Billund, Denmark to Zagreb is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, Zagreb is somewhat warmer than Billund - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rastoke and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary builder site.

Drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zadar, Croatia

— 3 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get outdoors at Sokolarski Raptor Centre and Skradinski Buk Waterfall. Do your shopping at Natura Zara and Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac. Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Garden (in Skradin) and The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik (in Sibenik). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), snap pictures at Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, and explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Zadar, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do your shopping at Filigran Split and Jaman Art. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Marjan Park. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Trogir (Historic City of Trogir & Kairos Collection). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Split sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in June since evenings lows in Split dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products or Art by Stjepko. Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Old Town. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, take a stroll through Old Town, get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Split to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kotor, Montenegro

— 4 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kotor Old City and St. Tryphon Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Namfleg or Cats of Kotor. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Grotto (in Luštica) and Ploče Beach (in Krimovica). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, and don't miss a visit to Njegoš Mausoleum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotor online route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, get a taste of the local shopping with War Photo Exhibition, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally browse the exhibits of Bosnaseum. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, then explore the galleries of The Hamam Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of il Monte Della Croce.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Mostar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mostar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.