16 days in Ljubljana, Podgorica & Saranda Itinerary

16 days in Ljubljana, Podgorica & Saranda Itinerary

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16 days in Ljubljana, Podgorica & Saranda Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 6 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Saranda, Albania
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  14 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Shop till you drop at Chocolate store Cukrcek and SMILE Concept Store. Get in touch with nature at Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bled. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Triglav National Park & Straza Bled). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Hauptmannova Hisa, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from Slovenia, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

6
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Get some historical perspective at St. Nikola Church and St. Tryphon Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Lovcen National Park and Lake Skadar. Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Becici Beach (in Becici), Castle Of San Giovanni (in Spiljari) and Milocher Park (in Sveti Stefan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, and step aboard Porto Montenegro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Podgorica online holiday maker.

You can fly from Ljubljana to Podgorica in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Saranda.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotor, Becici Beach, Lovcen National Park, Porto Montenegro, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Lovcen National Park ©
Lovcen National Park
Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Becici Beach ©
Becici Beach

4
nights
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Butrint National Park and Lekuresi Castle. Get some historical perspective at Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and Gjirokaster. Venture out of the city with trips to Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and stroll through Pulebardha Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saranda route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Saranda takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Podgorica to Saranda is 1 hour. August in Saranda sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Dhermi Beach, Blue Eye, Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, Gjirokaster
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Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

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