28 days in Poland, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

28 days in Poland, Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

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1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
2
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
3
Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
5
Krk Island, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
11
Žabljak, Montenegro
— 4 nights

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get engrossed in the history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Warsaw road trip planning tool.

Riga, Latvia to Warsaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Warsaw. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and get great views at Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki).

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krakow online day trip planner.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rusinowa Polana. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and then make a trip to Krupowki Street.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Zakopane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zakopane, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Morskie Oko, Rusinowa Polana
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Rusinowa Polana ©
Rusinowa Polana

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

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 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Drive from Zakopane to Zagreb in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Zakopane in July, things will get a bit warmer in Zagreb: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

1
night
Krk Island, Croatia

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle, stroll through Stara Baska (Old Baska), then kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline Edison, and finally make a trip to Vrbnik.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krk Island day trip site.

Getting from Zagreb to Krk Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in July since evenings lows in Krk Island dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Zipline Edison ©
Zipline Edison
Vrbnik ©
Vrbnik
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)

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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 29th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, explore the activities along Lake Milino, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

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Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, then stroll around Marjan Park, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Split day trip planning site.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a bird's-eye view with Skydiving Tandem Hvar, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, get great views at Spanjola, and head off the coast to Jerolim.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar travel route planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Skydiving Tandem Hvar ©
Skydiving Tandem Hvar
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Korcula Explorer, kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. In August in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Vela Przina Beach
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Korcula Explorer ©
Korcula Explorer
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

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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.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. On the 10th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and visit Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

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

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Žabljak, Montenegro

Žabljak ©
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Step out of Žabljak with an excursion to Tara River Canyon in Dobrilovina--about 30 minutes away. On the 14th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bobotov Kuk. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Black Lake, get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, fly down the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort, and take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Žabljak trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Žabljak takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tara River Canyon
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Tara River Canyon
Tara River Canyon

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