9 days in Dubrovnik, Kotor & Belgrade Itinerary

9 days in Dubrovnik, Kotor & Belgrade Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Town, contemplate the long history of Rector's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Istanbul to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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nights
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.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Kotor Old City, view the masterpieces at Namfleg, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, make a trip to Our Lady of Health, head outdoors with Mount Vrmac, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally don't miss a visit to Kotor Old Town City Walls.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Kotor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Perast, Our Lady of Health, Mount Vrmac
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Petrovaradin to see Petrovaradin Fortress about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and don't miss a visit to Skadarlija.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade planning tool.

Getting from Kotor to Belgrade by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Petrovaradin Fortress
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours
Room Escape Games

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