11 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

11 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
day
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.
On the 30th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and then don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor online trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Kotor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: highs in Kotor hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then browse the exhibits of Franciscan Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kotor to Dubrovnik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Forko souvenir shop, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar tour itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, then take a stroll through Riva Harbor, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Nadalina cokolada, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krka National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. September in Krka National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Getting from Krka National Park to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, view the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), view the masterpieces at Moderna Galerija, take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - Photography Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and finally indulge your taste buds at Dolac Market.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Shopping
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Image of War - Photography Museum ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon) ©

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