23 days in Montenegro, Albania & Corfu Itinerary

23 days in Montenegro, Albania & Corfu Itinerary

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23 days in Montenegro, Albania & Corfu Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  15​h
1
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Perast, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
12
Vlore, Albania
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Porto, Portugal

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 11th (Sun), relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spille Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner .

Porto, Portugal to Tirana is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Tirana is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 39°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
Arab Baths

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ploce Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Shkoder online vacation planner .

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shkoder, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Budva
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Ploce Beach ©
Ploce Beach
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Church of the Holy Trinity

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaz Beach, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Ivan Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budva trip maker site .

You can drive from Shkoder to Budva in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budva when traveling from Shkoder in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Budva

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Citadel ©
Citadel

3
nights
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan ©
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Perazica Do, explore the ancient world of Kasnoanticki Mozaik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gradiste monastary, stroll through Milocher Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Becici Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mogren Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sveti Stefan road trip planning app .

Sveti Stefan is just a stone's throw from Budva. In August, daytime highs in Sveti Stefan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Kotor on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Petrovac, Kotor, St. Nikola Church, Becici Beach, Mogren Beach
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Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

1
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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotor trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sveti Stefan to Kotor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August in Kotor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you're off toVlore.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Perast, Montenegro

Perast ©
Perast is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bajova Kula Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela, get to know the fascinating history of Balovic Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, then get to know the fascinating history of Martinovic Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Perast Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Saint George.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perast itinerary planning website .

Perast is very close to Kotor. August in Perast sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zabljak.

Things to do in Perast

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Church of St. Peter and Paul
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Perast Museum ©
Perast Museum
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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nights
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Piva Canyon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pivskoe Reservoir.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zabljak trip planning website .

Getting from Perast to Zabljak by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pluzine
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Crno Lake ©
Crno Lake
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor
Pivskoe Reservoir ©
Pivskoe Reservoir

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nights
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach (Velika plaza), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Small Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ulcinj tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Ulcinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ulcinj can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saranda.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)
The Old Town ©
The Old Town
Small Beach ©
Small Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the striking landscape of The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, then explore the activities along Vivar Kanal, and then wander the streets of Butrint.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saranda trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ulcinj to Saranda in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Saranda, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter, Vivar Kanal
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The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter ©
The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter

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Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 26th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy, then steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. August in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

4
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
British Cemetry and Corfu Museum of Asian Art will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Saint Spiridon and Agia Theodora Mitropolis Orthodox Cathedral. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary Of St. Anthony And St. Andrew, and take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Gjirokaster to Corfu Town with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vlore.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
British Cemetry ©
British Cemetry

1
day
Vlore, Albania

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. For maps and tourist information, read our Vlore trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Corfu Town to Vlore with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Vlore. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Vlore, with lows of 21°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vlore

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora Beach
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Bora Bora Beach ©
Bora Bora Beach

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