17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Broken Relationships and Mirogoj Cemetery. Take a break from Zagreb with a short trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb visit planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Zagreb is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then kick back and relax at Fazana Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at MEMO Museum Pula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Kap Kamenjak, hunt for treasures at Pula's Marketplace, and then do a tasting at Benazic Winery.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pula day trip app .

Drive from Zagreb to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kap Kamenjak, Fazana Beach
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kap Kamenjak ©
Kap Kamenjak
Benazic Winery ©
Benazic Winery

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo di Diocleziano and Spanjola. You'll get in some beach time at Lovrecina Bay and Dubovica Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir), Mirje (in Postira) and Museum of Brac (in Skrip). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, examine the collection at Froggyland, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pula to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pula in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Postira, Museum of Brac, Spanjola, Dubovica Beach, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Sunj Beach (in Lopud) and Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, and steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online trip builder .

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

3
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jaz Beach and Mogren Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stari Grad Kotor and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela. Explore Budva's surroundings by going to Bay of Kotor (in Kotor) and Castle Of San Giovanni (in Spiljari). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, head off the coast to Island of St. Nicholas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Budva travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Budva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, Budva is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, Jaz Beach, Castle Of San Giovanni, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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