60 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

60 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porec, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Pula Airport, Fly to Zadar Airport, Drive to Krasno Polje
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Krasno Polje, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 day
Bus
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Vodice, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Dubrovnik Airport, Fly to Split Airport, Drive to Blato
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Blato, Croatia
— 1 night
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mljet Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Tivat Municipality, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Bar, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Lezhe, Albania
— 1 night
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Kruje, Albania
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Durres, Albania
— 1 day
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Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
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Fier, Albania
— 1 night
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Llogara National Park, Albania
— 1 day
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Dhermi, Albania
— 2 nights
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
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Finiq, Albania
— 2 nights
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Borsh, Albania
— 3 nights
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Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tehnicki Muzej, then make a trip to King Tomislav Square, then identify plant and animal life at Jarun Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Zagreb Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb online vacation maker.

Manchester, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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Pula, Croatia

— 2 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Visiting Sandy Beach Medulin and Penizule Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Krug Travel and Church of Our Lady of the Sea (Mornaricka crkva). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, walk around Valerijin park, learn about winemaking at Benazic Winery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in January; daily highs in Pula reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porec.

Things to do in Pula

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Porec, Croatia

— 1 night
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Zuccato Palace and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Eufrazijeva Street.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porec trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Pula to Porec by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Rijeka, Croatia

— 1 night
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rijeka trip builder app.

You can drive from Porec to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Rijeka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will leave for Krk Island on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Rijeka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Krk Island, Croatia

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): meet the residents at Aquarium Terrarium, explore the activities along Oprna Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lucy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): do a tasting at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar, then steep yourself in history at Kvadrac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on San Marino Island, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Fish Pedicure Njivice.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Krk Island trip builder app.

Getting from Rijeka to Krk Island by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Krk Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Rab Island, Croatia

— 1 night
For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rab Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Ride a ferry from Krk Island to Rab Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Krasno Polje.

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Krasno Polje, Croatia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Northern Velebit National Park and then stroll through Premuzic Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Krasno Polje road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Rab Island to Krasno Polje with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krasno Polje

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 day
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): trot along with Ranch Terra and then identify plant and animal life at Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Krasno Polje to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Zadar, Croatia

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with Mountain Traveller Croatia and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jurja Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Duke's palace, then see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and then make a trip to Bell Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary builder site.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vodice.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Vodice, Croatia

— 2 nights
Vodice is a town in the Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Barone Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): shake up your sightseeing with Karika - Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Carmel Church, and then stop by Pirate's Candy Ship.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vodice trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Vodice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Vodice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Krka National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Visovac Monastery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Krka Monastery.

Discover how to plan a Krka National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vodice to Krka National Park in an hour. February in Krka National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Froggyland, take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, and then stroll through Dubovica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, and finally take a tour by water with Opensea Diving.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Split travel route website.

Drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

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Bol, Croatia

— 1 night
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Zmajeva špilja, and then zoom along the surf with Nautic Center Bol.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bol trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. February in Bol sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Hvar, Croatia

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach, see the sky in a new way at Fort Napoljun - Napolean, and then indulge your senses at Hvar Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar road trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Hvar in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. February in Hvar sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Blato.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Blato, Croatia

— 1 night
On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Zitna Beach, then don't miss a visit to Vela Spila, then stop by Jerolim, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ethno Museum Barilo.

You can plan Blato trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hvar to Blato. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Blato

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Atelier Abel, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Blato to Korcula Town in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mljet Island.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Mljet Island, Croatia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sutmiholjska Beach, don't miss a visit to Blato Village, and then get outside with Diving Centre Aquatica.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mljet Island online trip itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Mljet Island in 1.5 hours. In February in Mljet Island, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mljet Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Love Stories Museum and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Get outdoors at Sveti Jakov Beach and Gradac Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, and take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Mljet Island to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Radoničić Milošević Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, then make a trip to Sea Gate, then whizz through the canopy at Zip Line Njegusi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Cotor Road.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kotor visit planning tool.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in February, Kotor is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tivat Municipality.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Tivat Municipality is the smallest municipality in Montenegro by area, situated in the Bay of Kotor. On the 19th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Pura Vida Day Spa.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tivat Municipality trip planner.

Tivat Municipality is very close to Kotor. In February, daytime highs in Tivat Municipality are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tivat Municipality

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 2 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and Marko Miljanov Museum. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Museum and Gallery of Podgorica. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Montenegro, admire the masterpieces at Centre of Contemporary Art at Petrović Palace, make a trip to Independence Square, and admire the sheer force of Montenegrin Niagara Falls.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Podgorica trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tivat Municipality to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Budva, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Punta Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery Praskvica.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Budva trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Budva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February in Budva, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Bar, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Thanks to its industrial area and busy port, Bar remains off radar for most casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Scuba Quest Montenegro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, then kick back and relax at Veliki Pijesak Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at King Nikola's Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bar sightseeing planner.

Drive from Budva to Bar in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Bar are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Bar

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Shkoder, Albania

— 2 nights
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Elixir Spa, then get engrossed in the history at Shkoder Historical Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, and finally don't miss a visit to Former Palace of King Nikola I. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peaks Of The Balkans.

You can plan Shkoder trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bar to Shkoder takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Shkoder are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lezhe.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Lezhe, Albania

— 1 night
Lezhë is a town and municipality in northwest Albania, in the county with the same name. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Patok Lagoon and then explore the historical opulence of Lezhe Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lezhe road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Lezhe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lezhe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kruje.

Things to do in Lezhe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruje, Albania

— 2 nights
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Bovilla, appreciate the history behind Statue of George W. Bush, then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, and finally examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parku Kombetar i Qafe Shtames.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruje trip planner.

You can drive from Lezhe to Kruje in an hour. In March in Kruje, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kruje

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at House of Leaves, then soak away your stress at Deluxe Spa & Massage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bektashi World Center.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kruje to Tirana in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Tirana are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durres.

Things to do in Tirana

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites · Museums
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Durres, Albania

— 1 day
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get outside with Shark WaterSports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, then kick back and relax at The Beach Bar, then admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Villa of Durres.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durres trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tirana to Durres by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In March, daily temperatures in Durres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Durres

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Berat, Albania

— 2 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): do a tasting at Cobo Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The King Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Teqe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall and then learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berat online road trip planner.

You can drive from Durres to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fier.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Fier, Albania

— 1 night
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Make your Fier itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Berat to Fier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Fier can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites

Llogara National Park, Albania

— 1 day
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Llogara National Park trip planner.

Getting from Fier to Llogara National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fier to Llogara National Park is 1 hour. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Dhermi.

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Dhermi, Albania

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through Palase Beach, glide through the air with Extreme Illyricum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhermi Beach. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave, explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theodore Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dhermi road trip planner.

Dhermi is just a short distance from Llogara National Park. In March in Dhermi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Albania

— 2 nights

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum and then contemplate the long history of Zekate House.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gjirokaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dhermi to Gjirokaster takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Finiq.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Finiq, Albania

— 2 nights
Finiq is a predominantly Greek-inhabited town and municipality in Vlorë County, in southern Albania located 8 km from the Ionian Sea and 20 km north of the Greek border. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Phoenice Archaeological Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Finiq sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Finiq in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Borsh on the 14th (Sun).
Highlights from your trip

Borsh, Albania

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bunec Beach and Lukova Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Borsh travel route website.

Traveling by car from Finiq to Borsh takes an hour. March in Borsh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Saranda on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Borsh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saranda, Albania

— 3 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, get engrossed in the history at Sarande Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the ancient world of Agios Saranda.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saranda online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Borsh to Saranda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Saranda sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Hvar Island travel guide

4.1
Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.

Korcula Island travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Beaches · Churches

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Fier County travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Churches · Bodies of Water
Fier County is a county in southwest of Albania. The Fier County borders on the Tirana County in the north, Elbasan County in the northeast, Berat County in the east, Gjirokastër County in the southeast, Vlorë County in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the west.

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