11 days in Albania, Montenegro & Kosovo Itinerary

11 days in Albania, Montenegro & Kosovo Itinerary

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11 days in Albania, Montenegro & Kosovo Itinerary

Start: Tirana, Albania
1
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Pristina, Kosovo
— 3 nights
End: Pristina, Kosovo

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and examine the collection at Bektashi World Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tirana trip planner.

If you are flying in from Albania, the closest major aiport is Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa. April in Tirana sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Canyons of Erzen River
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

1
night
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ulcinj road trip planner.

Drive from Shkoder to Ulcinj in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Old Town ©
The Old Town
Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
Sailors' Mosque ©
Sailors' Mosque

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower, then don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kotor itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ulcinj to Kotor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotor are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Spiljari
Highlights from your plan
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church

1
night
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj ©
On the 8th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil and then make a trip to Old Olive Tree.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ulcinj trip planner.

Getting from Kotor to Ulcinj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prizren.
Highlights from your plan
Old Olive Tree ©
Old Olive Tree
Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil ©
Buzuku Montenegro Olive Oil

1
night
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint George.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prizren visit planner.

You can drive from Ulcinj to Prizren in 3.5 hours. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pristina.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque) ©
Church of Saint George ©
Church of Saint George

3
nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pristina: Pec (Sleeping beauty Cave, Patriarchate of Pec, &more) and Gracanica Monastery (in Gracanica). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, walk around Germia Park, get advice or help at Pristina National Library, and get engrossed in the history at Kosovo Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pristina road trip site.

Traveling by car from Prizren to Pristina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pec, Gracanica Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Patriarchate of Pec ©
Patriarchate of Pec
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery

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