17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Broken Relationships and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Change things up with a short trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Tkalciceva, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zagreb is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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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.
Kick off your visit 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 have fun and explore at MEMO Museum Pula. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kap Kamenjak, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pula's Marketplace, and then learn about winemaking at Benazic Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pula online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kap Kamenjak, Fazana Beach
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Kap Kamenjak ©
Kap Kamenjak
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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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 Old Split. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lovrecina Bay and Dubovica Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Spanjola (in Hvar), Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mirje.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Drive from Pula to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pula in July since evenings lows in Split dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Postira, Dubovica Beach, Spanjola, Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Lopud to see Sunj Beach about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour builder tool.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jaz Beach and Mogren Beach. Kotor Old City and Citadel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budva: Bay of Kotor (in Kotor), Castle Of San Giovanni (in Špiljari) and Our Lady of the Rocks (in Perast). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budva travel route planning site.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Budva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budva, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, Castle Of San Giovanni, Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, Our Lady of the Rocks, Jaz Beach
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

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