10 days in Montenegro, Dubrovnik & Mostar Itinerary

10 days in Montenegro, Dubrovnik & Mostar Itinerary

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10 days in Montenegro, Dubrovnik & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Rome, Italy

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 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Go for a jaunt from Mostar to Studenci to see Kravica about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, take in the exciting artwork at Bosnaseum, and learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mostar driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Mostar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kravica
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, then examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Wine Tours & Tastings
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Podgorica: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Virpazar) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevici). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, appreciate the history behind Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova, and don't miss a visit to Trg Republike.

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

Getting from Kotor to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ostrog Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Moraca River ©
Moraca River
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

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