15 days in Slovakia, Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

15 days in Slovakia, Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

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15 days in Slovakia, Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
3
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
4
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Bucharest, Romania

4
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), and explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava trip itinerary planning app .

Bucharest, Romania to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest to Bratislava, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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.
On the 29th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Blue Eye. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saranda itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bratislava to Saranda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Bratislava in October, expect Saranda to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Take a break from Tirana with a short trip to Kruja Castle in Kruje, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Saranda to Tirana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Saranda to Tirana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saranda in October, plan for little chillier nights in Tirana, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zabljak.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruja Castle, Dajti
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Dajti ©
Dajti

2
nights
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. On the 3rd (Sun), head outdoors with Adventure Park Durmitor, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Lovcen, then make a trip to Stecci, and finally take in the views from Đurđevića Tara Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zabljak trip builder site .

You can drive from Tirana to Zabljak in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budva: R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela (in Perast) and Kotor (Bay of Kotor, City Walls, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Statua Ballerina.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budva journey builder app .

Getting from Zabljak to Budva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kotor, Spiljari, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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