27 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

27 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

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Pula, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Pag, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly to Tivat Airport, Drive to Herceg-Novi
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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
— 7 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 7 nights
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Pula, Croatia

— 5 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Get in touch with nature at Fazana Beach and Debeljak Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pula Arena and Museum Olei Histriae. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aquarium Pula, look for gifts at Uljara Baioco d.o.o, explore the engaging exhibits at MEMO Museum Pula, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Valovine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Pula is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pag.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Pag, Croatia

— 5 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Zrce Beach and Bosana Beach Pag. Bring the kids along to Rucica Beach and Šimuni Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Pag: Novalja (Diving Center FOKA & Caska Beach).

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pag day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pula to Pag takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Belgrade on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Pag

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Pag to Belgrade takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Belgrade

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Herceg-Novi, Montenegro

— 7 nights
Herceg-Novi welcomes visitors into the Bay of Kotor and spreads before them an array of attractions kissed by almost permanent sunshine.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Herceg Novi Old Town and Dobreč Beach. Get in touch with nature at Blue Grotto and Diving Club Adriatic Blue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Herceg-Novi: The Church of St. Matthew (in Dobrota), Kotor (Cats of Kotor, St. Nikola Church, &more) and Perast (Bajova Kula Beach & Our Lady of the Rocks). There's much more to do: stroll through Plavi Horizonti Beach, surround yourself with nature on Magical Montenegro, pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Herceg-Novi trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Belgrade to Herceg-Novi with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Herceg-Novi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 7 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Skadar and Red Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sutomore Beach and Lučica Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Tourist Agency Outdoor & More (in Virpazar) and Buljarica Beach (in Petrovac). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Morača River, make a trip to Duga Moracka Monastery, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower, and take in the views from Ribnica Bridge (Most na Ribnici).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Podgorica trip planner.

You can drive from Herceg-Novi to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

Island of Pag travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Nightlife · Gift & Specialty Shops

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.