17 days in Serbia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

17 days in Serbia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
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Belgrade, Serbia — 3 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Oplenac in Topola, approximately Topola away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Belgrade is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Belgrade is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Belgrade at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Podgorica.
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Lake Skadar, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Podgorica road trip planning app.

Getting from Belgrade to Podgorica by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Žabljak.
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Žabljak, Montenegro — 2 nights

A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Valovito Lake, explore the activities along Jablan Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and finally snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Žabljak trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Žabljak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kotor side-trips: Mamula Fortress (in Herceg-Novi) and Blue Grotto (in Luštica). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blažena Ozana, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner.

You can drive from Žabljak to Kotor in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Kotor, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Himare.
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Himare, Albania — 2 nights

On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Castle of Himara, enjoy the sand and surf at Filikuri Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Himara Seas The Day. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Llogara National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Himare trip website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Himare takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kotor to Himare is 1 hour. Traveling from Kotor in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himare, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tirana.
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Tirana, Albania — 3 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then examine the collection at House of Leaves, then take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bektashi World Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tirana day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Himare to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tirana when traveling from Himare in October, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Serbia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.
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Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
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.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
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.
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