8 days in Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

8 days in Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Cetinje, Montenegro
— 1 day
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, and finally walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary maker site.

Antalya, Turkey to Tirana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya to Tirana, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Antalya in February since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): cast your line with Tourist Agency Outdoor & More, contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the sheer force of Montenegrin Niagara Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Podgorica trip planning app.

You can drive from Tirana to Podgorica in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Cetinje.

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Cetinje, Montenegro

— 1 day
Culture and history come together at Cetinje, a city surrounded by mountains.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Court Church on Cipur and then explore the striking landscape of Lovćen National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cetinje attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Cetinje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Cetinje

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, then get a dose of the wild on Magical Montenegro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cetinje to Kotor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Tirana on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh) and then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tirana travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Tirana in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Parks

Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
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.

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.