7 days in Saranda & Podgorica Itinerary

7 days in Saranda & Podgorica Itinerary

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7 days in Saranda & Podgorica Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h
1
Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Butrint National Park (in Butrint), Gjirokaster (Skenduli House & Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saranda driving holiday site.

Brussels, Belgium to Saranda is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Saranda due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for warmer days in Saranda, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

3
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Virpazar (Virpazar-old-bridge & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Cetinje (Observation Deck on the Mountain Lovcen & Njegos Mausoleum) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevici). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar, explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Podgorica trip maker.

Drive from Saranda to Podgorica in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cetinje, Virpazar, Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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