13 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia & Kotor Itinerary

13 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia & Kotor Itinerary

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

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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 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, thenwander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. October in Zagreb sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

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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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, thendon't miss a visit to Spiaggia Isola rossa, Rovigno, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj tour planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October in Rovinj, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, make a trip to Monastery of St. Francis of Assisi in Zadar, and then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Split trip simple and quick.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in October since evenings lows in Split dip to °C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, visit Cavtat Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stradun and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dubrovnik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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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 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Grubonja Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kotor, with lows around °C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Rocks
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Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks
Gurdić Gate
Gurdić Gate
Grubonja Palace ©
Grubonja Palace

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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 (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with War Photo Exhibition and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mostar online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kotor to Mostar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Mostar

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

River Buna Spring
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River Buna Spring ©
River Buna Spring
Partisan Cemetery ©
Partisan Cemetery

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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje
Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medjugorje online tour planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Medjugorje in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Medjugorje, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for Sarajevo on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Medjugorje

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Medjugorje to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Medjugorje in October, expect Sarajevo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums
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Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) ©
Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
On the 28th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb online day trip planner.

Getting from Sarajevo to Zagreb by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites
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Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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