🇯🇵 JAPAN

Mount Fuji, Japan - Japan itineraryAn extensive 16-day Japan itinerary. You’ll see quintessentially Japanese sights and come away with unforgettable memories. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Japan itinerary:

Luxury Tokyo, Japan
1 ✈To Tokyo (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Shangri-La Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
There’s 3 subway companies in Tokyo. Buy a SUICA card which allows you to travel on each.
3 Stroll around the photogenic Imperial Palace and trendy Ginza. When the sun sets go to the neon wonderlands of Shinjuku and Ginza then enjoy the view from the hotel bar on the 52nd floor. Buy a Japan Rail pass before embarking on this Japan itinerary.
4 🚄Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Okaya train
🚄Okaya to Sawando train (Book >)
Dep: 15:00

Dep:
17:50

Arr: 17:29

Dep:
18:48

🏨Keiryu So Shiorie (Book >) All hotels >
Take a ride up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free 360˚ views of the skyline. Tipping in Japan is not customary. If you wish to show respect then learn a few simple Japanese words.
5 🚄Sawando to Tatsuno (Nagano) train
🚄Tatsuno to Shiojiri train
🚄Shiojiri to Nagiso train (Book >)
Dep: 17:36
Dep: 18:23
Dep: 18:50
Arr: 18:19
Arr: 18:44
Arr: 20:28
🏨Hotel Fuki No Mori (Book >) All hotels >
Plenty of time today for a walk in the pretty Kamikochi valley. Your JR Pass does not cover ‘Nozomi’ and ‘Mizuho’ bullet trains.
6 Take the free hotel shuttle to Tsumago then walk the Edo-era trail to Magome. The hotel onsen will sooth your limbs after your walk.
7 🚄Nagiso to Hiroshima train (Book >) Dep: 08:01 Arr: 09:43 🏨Sheraton Grand (Book >) All hotels >
Head straight for the Hiroshima Peace Museum then stroll around the Peace Memorial Park. It’s easy to walk to most of the main sights in Hiroshima.
8 Take the 30 min train in Miyajimaguchi station and the ferry to Miyajima island. Take in the serene Itsukushima Shrine then hike or Ropeway up Mt. Misen for amazing views. Don’t miss magnificent Daishō-in on the way back down. Hiroshima is famous for delicious okonomiyaki. Perch at a bar and watch yours being made.
9 🚄Hiroshima to Kyoto train (Book >) Dep: 08:51
Dep: 09:30
Dep: 11:13
Arr: 09:10
Arr: 10:57
Arr: 13:26
🏨Aoi Hotel Kyoto (Book >) All hotels >
Dedicate a couple of days to exploring Kyoto’s holy spots. Highlights include; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Ryōan-ji and Sanjusangendo Temples as well as Nijō Castle. Sample the delicious food and pick up some souvenirs in Nishiki Market. Kyoto train station has a great view from the roof!
10 On the subway the numbers in square boxes indicate the price of a journey.
11 Build a day into your schedule to visit Nara, 45 mins away by train. (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is on the way back and is magical at dusk). The Gion district comes alive at night. Temples are usally quietest on Mondays, or visit a less well-known one for total peace.
12 🚄Kyoto to Odawara train (Book >) Dep: 09:08 Arr: 12:06 🏨Hyatt Regency (Book >) All hotels >
Take a bus to and hike up Myojingatake – even if you don’t make it to the top the views along the way are magnificent. Your hotel provides a free shuttle from the station (book in advance).
13 Let the funicular at nearby Kami-Gora spirit you away to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, which will carry you to the Togendai-ko port. Here you can take a pirate ship (!) across the lake for exceptional views of Mt Fuji. Don’t miss the view across to the toria shrine on the opposite side of the lake from Hakone town.
14 🚄Odawara to Tokyo train (Book >) Dep: 12:36 Arr: 13:10 🏨Shangri-La Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Join the crowds visiting Tokyo’s Senso-Ji temple and Asakusa. Remember to book the hotel shuttle back to Odawara.
15 Relax in the oasis that is Meiji Jingu Shrine then explore nearby Harajuku and neighbouring Shibuya. Karaoke venues are often a good place to drink on a budget.
16 ✈Tokyo to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Japan itinerary with the China itinerary
Don’t forget to get your SUICA card deposit back.
Mid-range Miyajima island, Japan
1 ✈To Tokyo (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Richmond Hotel Premier (Book >) All hotels >
There’s 3 subway companies in Tokyo. Buy a SUICA card which allows you to travel on each.
3 Stroll around the photogenic Imperial Palace and trendy Ginza. When the sun sets go to the neon wonderlands of Shinjuku and Ginza then enjoy the view from the hotel bar on the 52nd floor. Buy a Japan Rail pass before embarking on this Japan itinerary.
4 🚄Tokyo to Nagano train
🚄Nagano to Matsumoto train (Book >)
Dep: 14:08

Dep:
16:05

Arr: 15:58

Dep:
17:20

🏨Hotel Dormy Inn Matsumoto  (Book >) All hotels >
Take a ride up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free 360˚ views of the skyline. In the evening walk around the outside of Matsumoto castle. Tipping in Japan is not customary. If you wish to show respect then learn a few simple Japanese words.
5 🚄Matsumoto to Nagiso train (Book >) Dep: 16:53 Arr: 17:55 🏨Hotel Fuki No Mori (Book >) All hotels >
Plenty of time today for a walk in the pretty Kamikochi valley. Take the train/bus combo to Kamikochi.
6 Take the free hotel shuttle to Tsumago then walk the Edo-era trail to Magome. These train times avoid ‘Nozomi’ and ‘Mizuho’ trains, which aren’t available on a JR pass – for these train times see the Luxury itinerary.
7 🚄Nagiso to Nakatsugawa train
🚄Nakatsugawa to Nagoya train
🚄Nagoya to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima train (Book >)
Dep: 09:54
Dep: 10:20
Dep: 11:48
Dep: 13:59
Arr: 10:14
Arr: 11:35
Arr: 13:00
Arr: 15:25
🏨Washington Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
You should arrive in time to walk to the Hiroshima Peace Museum and have plenty of time to visit before it closes. It’s easy to walk to most of the main sights in Hiroshima.
8 Take the 30 min train in Miyajimaguchi station and the ferry to Miyajima island. Take in the serene Itsukushima Shrine then hike or Ropeway up Mt. Misen for amazing views. Don’t miss magnificent Daishō-in on the way back down. Hiroshima is famous for delicious okonomiyaki. Perch at a bar and watch yours being made.
9 🚄Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Kyoto train (Book >)
Dep: 08:06

Dep: 09:52

Arr: 09:42
Arr: 10:17
🏨Royal Park Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Dedicate a couple of days to exploring Kyoto’s holy spots. Highlights include; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Ryōan-ji and Sanjusangendo Temples as well as Nijō Castle. Sample the delicious food and pick up some souvenirs in Nishiki Market. Kyoto train station has a great view from the roof!
10 On the subway the numbers in square boxes indicate the price of a journey.
11 Build a day into your schedule to visit Nara, 45 mins away by train. (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is on the way back and is magical at dusk). The Gion district comes alive at night. Temples are usally quietest on Mondays, or visit a less well-known one for total peace.
12 🚄Kyoto to Odawra train
🚄Odawara to Hakone Yumoto train
🚄Hakone Yumoto to Gora train (Book >)
Dep: 10:32
Dep: 12:46
Dep: 13:12
Arr: 12:35
Arr: 13:02
Arr: 13:49
🏨Mount View Hakone (Book >) All hotels >
Take a bus to and hike up Myojingatake – even if you don’t make it to the top the views along the way are magnificent. Gora is famous for its hot springs.
13 Let the funicular at nearby Kami-Gora spirit you away to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, which will carry you to the Togendai-ko port. Here you can take a pirate ship (!) across the lake for exceptional views of Mt Fuji. Don’t miss the view across to the toria shrine on the opposite side of the lake from Hakone town.
14 🚄Hakone to Odawara train
🚄Odawara to Tokyo train (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 12:37
Arr: 12:10
Arr: 13:10
🏨Richmond Hotel Premier (Book >) All hotels >
Join the crowds visiting Tokyo’s Senso-Ji temple and Asakusa. Remember to book the hotel shuttle back to Odawara.
15 Relax in the oasis that is Meiji Jingu Shrine then explore nearby Harajuku and neighbouring Shibuya. Karaoke venues are often a good place to drink on a budget.
16 ✈Tokyo to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Japan itinerary with the China itinerary
Don’t forget to get your SUICA card deposit back.
Budget Kyoto, Japan
1 ✈To Tokyo (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Khaosan Tokyo Origami  (Book >) All hostels >
There’s 3 subway companies in Tokyo. Buy a SUICA card which allows you to travel on each.
3 Stroll around the photogenic Imperial Palace and trendy Ginza. When the sun sets go to the neon wonderlands of Shinjuku and Ginza then enjoy the view from the hotel bar on the 52nd floor. Buy a Japan Rail pass before embarking on this Japan itinerary.
4 🚄Tokyo to Nagano train
🚄Nagano to Matsumoto train (Book >)
Dep: 14:08

Dep:
16:05

Arr: 15:58

Dep:
17:20

🏨Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Take a ride up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free 360˚ views of the skyline. In the evening walk around the outside of Matsumoto castle. Tipping in Japan is not customary. If you wish to show respect then learn a few simple Japanese words.
5 🚄Matsumoto to Nagiso train (Book >) Dep: 16:53 Arr: 17:55 🏨Hostel & Cafe Yui-an (Book >) All hotels >
Plenty of time today for a walk in the pretty Kamikochi valley. Take the train/bus combo to Kamikochi.
6 Take the free hotel shuttle to Tsumago then walk the Edo-era trail to Magome. These train times avoid ‘Nozomi’ and ‘Mizuho’ trains, which aren’t available on a JR pass – for these train times see the Luxury itinerary.
7 🚄Nagiso to Nakatsugawa train
🚄Nakatsugawa to Nagoya train
🚄Nagoya to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima train (Book >)
Dep: 09:54
Dep: 10:20
Dep: 11:48
Dep: 13:59
Arr: 10:14
Arr: 11:35
Arr: 13:00
Arr: 15:25
🏨Hostel Kawate-Ya (Book >) All hostels >
You should arrive in time to walk to the Hiroshima Peace Museum and have plenty of time to visit before it closes. It’s easy to walk to most of the main sights in Hiroshima.
8 Take the 30 min train in Miyajimaguchi station and the ferry to Miyajima island. Take in the serene Itsukushima Shrine then hike or Ropeway up Mt. Misen for amazing views. Don’t miss magnificent Daishō-in on the way back down. Hiroshima is famous for delicious okonomiyaki. Perch at a bar and watch yours being made.
9 🚄Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka train
🚄Shin-Osaka to Kyoto train (Book >)
Dep: 08:06

Dep: 09:52

Arr: 09:42
Arr: 10:17
🏨Piece Hostel Sanjo (Book >) All hostels >
Dedicate a couple of days to exploring Kyoto’s holy spots. Highlights include; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, Ginkaku-ji, Ryōan-ji and Sanjusangendo Temples as well as Nijō Castle. Sample the delicious food and pick up some souvenirs in Nishiki Market. Kyoto train station has a great view from the roof!
10 On the subway the numbers in square boxes indicate the price of a journey.
11 Build a day into your schedule to visit Nara, 45 mins away by train. (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is on the way back and is magical at dusk). The Gion district comes alive at night. Temples are usally quietest on Mondays, or visit a less well-known one for total peace.
12 🚄Kyoto to Odawara train
🚄Odawara to Hakone Yumoto train (Book >)
Dep: 10:32
Dep: 12:46
Arr: 12:35
Arr: 13:02
🏨Emblem Flow (Book >) All hostels >
Take a bus to and hike up Myojingatake – even if you don’t make it to the top the views along the way are magnificent. Your guest house has a natural hot spring.
13 Let the funicular at nearby Kami-Gora spirit you away to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, which will carry you to the Togendai-ko port. Here you can take a pirate ship (!) across the lake for exceptional views of Mt Fuji. Don’t miss the view across to the toria shrine on the opposite side of the lake from Hakone town.
14 🚄Hakone to Odawara train
🚄Odawara to Tokyo train (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 12:37
Arr: 12:10
Arr: 13:10
🏨Hotel CEN (Book >) All hostels >
Join the crowds visiting Tokyo’s Senso-Ji temple and Asakusa. Remember to book the hotel shuttle back to Odawara.
15 Relax in the oasis that is Meiji Jingu Shrine then explore nearby Harajuku and neighbouring Shibuya. Karaoke venues are often a good place to drink on a budget.
16 ✈Tokyo to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Japan itinerary with the China itinerary
Don’t forget to get your SUICA card deposit back.

🇲🇹 MALTA

Valletta, Malta - Malta itineraryEnjoy a short break to the islands of Malta and Gozo. Experience Malta’s fascinating history, perfect beaches and pretty towns and cities. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Malta itinerary:

Luxury Mdina, Malta
1 ✈To Valletta (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Casa Ellul (Book >) All hotels >
Visit this site for Malta and Gozo bus routes.
2 Admire the views from the Barrakka Gardens then visit the fascinating Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck. The Manoel Theatre is most beautiful on the inside – book tickets ahead here.
3 30 mins by bus, Rabat must-sees include St Paul’s Church and Catacombs. Bus 81 to the spectacular Dingli cliffs. Walk 3 hrs to Blue Grotto if feeling fit. Bus 38 or 138 to Valletta. There aren’t any restrooms on the walk to Blue Grotto so go prepared!
4 🚌Valletta to Gozo bus (San Lawrenz) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 🏨Kempinski(Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the excellent hotel spa facilities. Take bus 41 or 42 to the Cirkewwa ferry. Take Gozo bus 25 to Victoria, then bus 91 to San Lawrenz.
5 Hike from the hotel up Ta’ Dbieġi and then down to the Ta’ Pinu church. Continue on through Gharb, past the salt pans and return by bus from Marsalforn. Piece together your hike with help from the excellent Visit Gozo website.
6 Walk down to Dwerja and take a boat trip out to the Blue Hole. Keep an eye on the weather, you may wish to take the boat trip on a day when the waves aren’t high.
7 🚌Gozo to Valletta bus Dep: 07:10 Arr: 09:55 🏨Casa Ellul (Book >) All hotels >
We thought we’d save the best ’til last; the National War Museum and St John’s Cathedral – a true masterpiece. Pastizzi are delicious – and cheap – snacks to enjoy on the go.
8 Take bus 27, 127, 427 or 627 to the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The Marsaxlokk fish market happens on Sunday.
9 ✈Valletta to Home Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this Malta itinerary with the Italy itinerary
Book your transfer back to the airport
Mid-range Gozo
1 ✈To Valletta (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Paulos Boutique Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Visit this site for Malta and Gozo bus routes.
2 Admire the views from the Barrakka Gardens then visit the fascinating Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck. The Manoel Theatre is most beautiful on the inside – book tickets ahead here.
3 30 mins by bus, Rabat must-sees include St Paul’s Church and Catacombs. Bus 81 to the spectacular Dingli cliffs. Walk 3 hrs to Blue Grotto if feeling fit. Bus 38 or 138 to Valletta. There aren’t any restrooms on the walk to Blue Grotto so go prepared!
4 🚌Valletta to Gozo bus (San Lawrenz) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 🏨Kempinski(Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the excellent hotel spa facilities. Take bus 41 or 42 to the Cirkewwa ferry. Take Gozo bus 25 to Victoria, then bus 91 to San Lawrenz.
5 Hike from the hotel up Ta’ Dbieġi and then down to the Ta’ Pinu church. Continue on through Gharb, past the salt pans and return by bus from Marsalforn. Piece together your hike with help from the excellent Visit Gozo website.
6 Walk down to Dwerja and take a boat trip out to the Blue Hole. Keep an eye on the weather, you may wish to take the boat trip on a day when the waves aren’t high.
7 🚌Gozo to Valletta bus Dep: 07:10 Arr: 09:55 🏨Paulos Boutique Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
We thought we’d save the best ’til last; the National War Museum and St John’s Cathedral – a true masterpiece. Pastizzi are delicious – and cheap – snacks to enjoy on the go.
8 Take bus 27, 127, 427 or 627 to the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The Marsaxlokk fish market happens on Sunday.
9 ✈Valletta to Home Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this Malta itinerary with the Italy itinerary
Book your transfer back to the airport
Budget Valletta, Malta
1 ✈To Valletta (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Palazzo Sant Ursula (Book >) All hostels >
Visit this site for Malta and Gozo bus routes.
2 Admire the views from the Barrakka Gardens then visit the fascinating Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck. The Manoel Theatre is most beautiful on the inside – book tickets ahead here.
3 30 mins by bus, Rabat must-sees include St Paul’s Church and Catacombs. Bus 81 to the spectacular Dingli cliffs. Walk 3 hrs to Blue Grotto if feeling fit. Bus 38 or 138 to Valletta. There aren’t any restrooms on the walk to Blue Grotto so go prepared!
4 🚌Valletta to Gozo bus (Xlendi) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 🏨Sea Star Apartments (Book >) All hostels >
Xlendi is pronounced SHLEN-dee. Take bus 41 or 42 to the Cirkewwa ferry. Take Gozo bus 25 to Victoria, then bus 91 to San Lawrenz.
5 Take a bus to Victoria then another to Marsalforn for a walk past salt pans to Gharb and the Ta’ Pinu church. Bus back from San Lawrenz. Piece together your hike with help from the excellent Visit Gozo website.
6 Walk down to Dwerja and take a boat trip out to the Blue Hole. Keep an eye on the weather, you may wish to take the boat trip on a day when the waves aren’t high.
7 🚌Gozo to Valletta bus Dep: 07:10 Arr: 09:55 🏨Two Pillows Boutique Hostel  (Book >) All hostels >
We thought we’d save the best ’til last; the National War Museum and St John’s Cathedral – a true masterpiece. Pastizzi are delicious – and cheap – snacks to enjoy on the go.
8 Take bus 27, 127, 427 or 627 to the beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The Marsaxlokk fish market happens on Sunday.
9 ✈Valletta to Home Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon Connect this Malta itinerary with the Italy itinerary
Express buses X1, X2, X3 and X4 run to the airport.

🇭🇷🇲🇪 CROATIA & MONTENEGRO

Kotor, Montenegro - Croatia & Montenegro itineraryA packed 15 days of ancient cities, mountainous national parks, sunny islands and stunning, secluded beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Croatia & Montenegro itinerary:

Luxury Durmitor, Montenegro
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Hilton Imperial  (Book >) All hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hotel Vardar (Book >) All hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak bus (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hotel Soa (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hotel Vardar (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik bus (Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Hilton Imperial (Book >) All hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar bus (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Villa Anri (Book >) All hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split bus (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Piazza Heritage Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste (probably the highlight of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary).
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar ferry (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Hotel Amfora (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split ferry (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 12:05
Arr: Evening
Connect this Croatia and Montenegro itinerary with the Slovenia and Croatia itinerary
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?
Mid-range Dubrovnik, Croatia
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) All hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hotel Cattaro (Book >) All hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak bus (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hotel Soa (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hotel Cattaro (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik bus (Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) All hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar bus (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Pension Cardak (Book >) All hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split bus (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Hotel Vestibul Palace (Book >) All hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste (probably the highlight of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary).
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar ferry (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Hotel Amfora (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split ferry (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 12:05
Arr: Evening
Connect this Croatia and Montenegro itinerary with the Slovenia and Croatia itinerary
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?
Budget Hvar, Croatia
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Dubrovnik Old Town Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins.
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Pupa Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak bus (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hostel Hikers Den (Book >) All hostels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor bus (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Pupa Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your rafting guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik bus (Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Dubrovnik Old Town Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar bus (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Hostel Balkaneros (Book >) All hostels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split bus (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Exclusive Centre (Book >) All hostels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste.
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar ferry (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Dink’s Place (Book >) All hostels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split ferry (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 12:05
Arr: Evening
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Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?