16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Risan, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Perast, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Cetinje, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Koman, Albania
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Pristina, Kosovo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
14
Vlore, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
17
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia


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1
night
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro

Herceg-Novi ©
Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Herceg-Novi trip itinerary maker tool .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Herceg-Novi is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Herceg-Novi, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Risan.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Savina Monastery ©
Savina Monastery

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Risan, Montenegro

Risan ©
Risan is a town in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and Paul, then make a trip to Risan Mosaic, and then make a trip to Archeological Site Carine.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Risan road trip site .

Risan is just a stone's throw from Herceg-Novi. In August, daily temperatures in Risan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Perast.

Things to do in Risan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Peter and Paul ©
Church of St. Peter and Paul

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Perast, Montenegro

Perast
Perast is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. On the 13th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Palace Zmajevic, head off the coast to Island of Saint George, make a trip to Smekja Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Perast Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally contemplate the long history of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bronza Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Fort sv Andrija, and finally make a trip to Mausoleum at Eagle Hill.

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Perast is just a stone's throw from Risan. In August, daytime highs in Perast are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Perast

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip website .

Kotor is just a stone's throw from Perast. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cetinje.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porto Montenegro
Highlights from your plan
Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Porto Montenegro ©
Porto Montenegro

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hours
Cetinje, Montenegro

Cetinje ©
Cetinje, is a city and Old Royal Capital (Montenegrin: Prijestonica / Приjестоница) of Montenegro. On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski), then make a trip to Njegos Mausoleum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cetinje trip app .

You can drive from Kotor to Cetinje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Cetinje

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lipa Cave ©
Lipa Cave
Njegos Mausoleum ©
Njegos Mausoleum

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.
Plan my trip to Shkoder with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cetinje to Shkoder in 2 hours. August in Shkoder sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Koman.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

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Koman, Albania

Koman
You've now added Komani Lake to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Komani Lake.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Koman trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Koman takes 1.5 hours. August in Koman sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Koman

Parks Tours Outdoors

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Prizren trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Koman to Prizren in 4 hours. You'll set off for Pristina on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Prizren

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Newborn Monument, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), then stroll through Germia Park, and finally browse the collection at Pristina National Library.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pristina visit planner .

You can take a bus from Prizren to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) ©
Pristina National Library ©
Pristina National Library

2
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skopje trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Pristina to Skopje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Skopje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

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

Getting from Skopje to Ohrid by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje in August, expect nights in Ohrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bitola.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

1
night
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Shirok Sokak Street, delve into the distant past at Heraclea Lyncestis, then examine the collection at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola), and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bitola trip builder site .

You can drive from Ohrid to Bitola in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bitola are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Saranda.

Things to do in Bitola

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Prilep
Highlights from your plan
Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers) ©
Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers)
Shirok Sokak Street ©
Shirok Sokak Street

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, and then wander the streets of Butrint. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Zekate House, make a trip to Skenduli House, and then explore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saranda trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bitola to Saranda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bitola to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bitola in August: high temperatures in Saranda hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vlore.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gjirokaster
Highlights from your plan
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

1
night
Vlore, Albania

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradie Mosque.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vlore trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Saranda to Vlore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Vlore when traveling from Saranda in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Vlore

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bora Bora Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bora Bora Beach ©
Bora Bora Beach
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Muradie Mosque ©
Muradie Mosque

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tirana itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Vlore to Tirana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tirana are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1

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nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaz Beach, and then make a trip to Budva City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Island of St. Nicholas and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budva online day trip planner .

You can drive from Tirana to Budva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. August in Budva sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

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night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dubrovnik using our trip planner.

You can drive from Budva to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budva in August: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Pile Gate ©
Pile Gate

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