17 days in Croatia, Mostar & Kotor Itinerary

17 days in Croatia, Mostar & Kotor Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
7
Mali Ston, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
9
Solin, Croatia
— 1 night
10
Trogir, Croatia
— Few hours
11
Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then enjoy breathtaking views from Zagreb 360, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zagreb trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dallas, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Zagreb, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 60°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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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 more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to The Forum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar travel route website.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Mostar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mostar are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kravica
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee
Mehmed Karadoz Moschee

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Stradun, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik journey app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Mostar in July, plan for slightly colder days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally examine the collection at Cats Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kotor when traveling from Dubrovnik in July, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mali Ston.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

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nights
Mali Ston, Croatia

Mali Ston ©
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mali Ston online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Mali Ston takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mali Ston can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Split.

Things to do in Mali Ston

Museums

Side Trip

Ston
Highlights from your plan
Stonske zidine - Ulaz ©
Stonske zidine - Ulaz
Tvrđava Koruna ©
Tvrđava Koruna

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night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split trip tool.

Getting from Mali Ston to Split by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mali Ston in July, Split is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Solin.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Froggyland ©
Froggyland

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Solin, Croatia

Solin ©
Solin is a town in Dalmatia, Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Manastirine, then explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Split, and finally make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

Before you visit Solin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Solin is very close to Split. August in Solin sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Trogir.

Things to do in Solin

Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Aquarium Split
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium Split ©
Aquarium Split
Gaspina mlinica ©
Gaspina mlinica
Manastirine ©
Manastirine

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hours
Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kairos Collection, then make a trip to Trogir Square, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Trogir tour itinerary planning tool.

Trogir is very close to Solin. In August, daytime highs in Trogir are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square

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hours
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip planning website.

You can drive from Trogir to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Trogir in August, expect Zagreb to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 58°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors
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