16 days in Tirana, Saranda & Budva Itinerary

16 days in Tirana, Saranda & Budva Itinerary

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16 days in Tirana, Saranda & Budva Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  9​h
1
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saranda, Albania
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Budva, Montenegro
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Oslo, Norway

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get a sense of the local culture at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. You'll get in some beach time at Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) and Spille Beach. On the 10th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Dajti.

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Oslo, Norway to Tirana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Oslo in September, plan for warmer days in Tirana, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The General's Beach, Dajti, Spille Beach
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Dajti ©
Dajti
The General's Beach ©
The General's Beach

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and Gjirokastra Bazaar. Get in touch with nature at Dhermi Beach and Blue Eye. Change things up with these side-trips from Saranda: Zekate House (in Gjirokaster) and Bora Bora Beach (in Ksamil). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pulebardha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saranda road trip app .

Getting from Tirana to Saranda by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Saranda is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tirana in September since evenings lows in Saranda dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Budva.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye, Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, Dhermi Beach
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Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©

6
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Milocher Park and Long Beach (Velika plaza). Saint Ivan Church and St. Nikola Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Budva side-trips: Kotor (Bay of Kotor, Cats Museum, & more), Perast (R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela & St. Nikola Church) and Lipa Cave (in Cetinje). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plavi Horizonti Beach, contemplate the long history of Citadel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, and admire the landmark architecture of Radoničić Milošević Palace.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Budva road trip planning app .

Getting from Saranda to Budva by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saranda to Budva is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saranda in September since evenings lows in Budva dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, Perast, Plavi Horizonti Beach, Radoničić Milošević Palace, Milocher Park
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Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Plavi Horizonti Beach ©
Plavi Horizonti Beach

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