19 days in Montenegro, Albania & Dubrovnik Itinerary

19 days in Montenegro, Albania & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 3 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary app.

Miami, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Miami in November, with highs in Dubrovnik at 62°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Budva, Montenegro

— 4 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotor (Bay of Kotor, St. George Church, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, don't miss a visit to Radoničić Milošević Palace, pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Ivan Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budva online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Budva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, Budva is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Podgorica.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Virpazar (Wine Tasting - Winery Mašanović & Virpazar Stone Bridge) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Podgorica day trip site.

Drive from Budva to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Shkoder, Albania

— 3 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.
Shkoder is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shkoder day trip planning site.

Drive from Podgorica to Shkoder in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Shkoder are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, and get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

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.