16 days in Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

16 days in Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

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16 days in Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Quebec City, Canada

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Ethnographic Museum of Kruja (in Kruje) and The Beach Bar (in Durres). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and see the interesting displays at House of Leaves.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tirana travel itinerary planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Tirana is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Quebec City to Tirana. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in June: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, The Beach Bar
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Food Tours
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Grand Park (Parku i Madh) ©
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)

1
night
Berat, Albania

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berat attractions planning site .

Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle

2
nights
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blue Eye, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

2
nights
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then stroll through Borsh Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Gjipe Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhermi Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Himare sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Gjirokaster to Himare by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Budva.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dhermi Beach, Borsh Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach

3
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Ivan Church and Our Lady of Health. Step out of Budva to go to Kotor and see Stari Grad Kotor, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, don't miss a visit to Podmaine Monastery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budva trip planning website .

You can drive from Himare to Budva in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Himare to Budva, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in June, Budva is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Herceg-Novi.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Stari Grad Kotor, Our Lady of Health
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kamenovo Beach ©
Kamenovo Beach

2
nights
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro

Herceg-Novi ©
Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heritage Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Savina Monastery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Leopold Mandic, pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, admire the local landmark of Drinking fountain Karacha, then make a trip to Belavista Square, then make a trip to Mamula Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Herceg-Novi tour builder website .

Getting from Budva to Herceg-Novi by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herceg-Novi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Kotor, Church of Holy Mother Rozaria
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Savina Monastery ©
Savina Monastery
Mamula Fortress ©
Mamula Fortress

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