43 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

43 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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43 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  21​h
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Skradin, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally see the interesting displays at Namfleg. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotor online driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kotor is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Kotor due to the time zone difference. In June, Kotor is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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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

4
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik journey builder website .

Getting from Kotor to Dubrovnik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in June, plan for slightly colder days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic), Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, head outdoors with Freestyle, and get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In June in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Korcula Old City, Vela Luka Marina
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

3
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.
When in Bol, make a side trip to see Sumartin Beach in Sumartin, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bol online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bol are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Zadar (Zadar Land City Gates & Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)) and Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Split visit planner .

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Zadar, Church Of St. Roch, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

4
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Hvar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skradin.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Skradin, Croatia

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): do a tasting at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Etnoland and then take in the dramatic scenery at National Park Krka Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Skradin online trip planner .

Drive from Hvar to Skradin in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Skradin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Etnoland, Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Etnoland ©
Etnoland
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, then admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Skradin to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
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.
Explore Pula's surroundings by going to Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun (in Motovun), Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura) and Aura Distillery (in Buzet). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, enjoy the sand and surf at Felsen Strand, and stroll through Plovanije Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pula trip itinerary website .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Pula sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Premantura, Aura Distillery, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Pula to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

9
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarajevo: Mostar (Jablanicas Lake, Old Bazar Kujundziluk, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mostar
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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