12 days in Croatia, Mostar & Montenegro Itinerary

12 days in Croatia, Mostar & Montenegro Itinerary

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Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
car:  4 h
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Porto, Portugal

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night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation app.

Porto, Portugal to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Porto to Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zadar day trip website.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Krka Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sradinski Buk, and then contemplate the long history of Visovac Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Krka National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, Krka National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Krka Monastery, Sradinski Buk
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Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery
Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Split trip maker website.

Drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sumartin Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bol online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mostar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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hours
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House, take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mostar trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Mostar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bol in July since evenings lows in Mostar dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The historic urban site of Pocitelj
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
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Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House ©
Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
The historic urban site of Pocitelj

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nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budva tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Budva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kotor, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rector's Palace and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

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

Getting from Budva to Dubrovnik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Budva in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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