28 days in Croatia, Albania & Mannheim Itinerary

28 days in Croatia, Albania & Mannheim Itinerary

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Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
8
Berat, Albania
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Mannheim, Germany
— 4 nights

3
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Amphitheatre de Pula and Kamenjak National Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Felsen Strand, get engrossed in the history at MEMO Museum Pula, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aquarium Pula, and relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Before you visit Pula, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Pula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Pula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Pula to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Premantura, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walking tours and Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pula to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Pula in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zagreb, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park planning site.

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

4
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Zadar's surroundings by going to Sibenik (Rak Winery, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, &more) and Simuni Beach (in Simuni). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, snap pictures at Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nin's Lagoon.

Make your Zadar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sibenik, Nin, Simuni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Aquapark Dalmatia ©
Aquapark Dalmatia

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Family-friendly places like Palazzo di Diocleziano and Cathedral of Saint Domnius will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Spanjola (in Hvar) and Dubovica Beach (in Zarace). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Old Split, stroll around Marjan Park, and stop by Filigran Split.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Split online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Spanjola, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

4
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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.
Bring the kids along to Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Sunj Beach in Lopud--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medzlis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary website.

Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shkoder travel website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Shkoder by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Shkoder, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

1
night
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berat holiday planner.

Drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Shkoder in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Berat. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1.

To plan Tirana vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Berat to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Tirana, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mannheim.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

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nights
Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim ©
Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
Attractions like Europa-Park and Porta Nigra make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mannheim: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Schloss Heidelberg) and Trier (Kurfurstliches Palais, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), &more). There's much more to do: walk around Luisenpark, explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and snap pictures at Friedrich-Ebert-Brücke.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mannheim journey builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tirana to Mannheim. In August, Mannheim is little chillier than Tirana - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mannheim

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Trier, Europa-Park
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

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