13 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

13 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Rector's Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Lokrum Island and Beach Kupari. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Lopud and see Sunj Beach, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Town, stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island, and steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

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

Barcelona, Spain to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Palazzo di Diocleziano and Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Dubovica Beach and Punta Rata Beach. Step out of Split to go to Hvar and see Spanjola, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Split travel planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), Dubovica Beach, Spanjola, Punta Rata Beach
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

1
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 where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Kotor on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

3
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.
Relax by the water at Milocher Park and Plavi Horizonti Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and St. Tryphon Cathedral. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and tour the water at your own pace with Miki Travel.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kotor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Kotor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Kotor sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Castle Of San Giovanni, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Milocher Park, Plavi Horizonti Beach
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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