8 days in Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

8 days in Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

3
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore Budva's surroundings by going to R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela (in Perast) and Kotor (Cats Museum, Stari Grad Kotor, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, kick back and relax at Mogren Beach, appreciate the history behind Statua Ballerina, and explore the striking landscape of Lovcen National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Budva online day trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Budva is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, Budva is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kotor, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Lovcen National Park
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

1
night
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 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saranda online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Budva to Saranda in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saranda when traveling from Budva in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature 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

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. On your second day here, look for gifts at Artistic Jewellery Pirro and then take in the awesome beauty at Dajti.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tirana driving holiday planner .

Getting from Saranda to Tirana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Tirana. Traveling from Saranda in August, Tirana is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Kruja Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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