12 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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12 days in Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  15​h
Kotor, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
Porec, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Chicago, United States

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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 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kalardovo Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blazena Ozana, then look for gifts at Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft, and finally take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotor vacation planner .

Chicago, USA to Kotor is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In September in Kotor, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Kalardovo Beach, Perast Museum
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Kalardovo Beach ©
Kalardovo Beach
Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana
Perast Museum ©
Perast Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Trsteno Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, and then stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Srebreno Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street.

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You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vlaho Bukovac House, Trsteno Arboretum, Srebreno Beach
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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kasuni Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), enjoy the sand and surf at Znjan beach, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Split road trip app .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Porec.

Things to do in Split

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)
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Shark Diving
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)

2
days
Porec, Croatia

With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Main Street, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then delve into the distant past at Dvigrad, and finally admire the striking features of Decumanus Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Mulini Beach and then stroll through Fazana Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porec road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Porec in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Porec

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Rovinj, Fazana Beach, Kozlovic Winery, Dvigrad
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Main Street ©
Main Street
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Porec to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Radovljica Old Town
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Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, then wander the streets of Strossmayer Promenade, and finally examine the collection at Tortureum - Museum of Torture.

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Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Tortureum - Museum of Torture ©
Tortureum - Museum of Torture

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