10 days in Croatia, Budva & Durres Itinerary

10 days in Croatia, Budva & Durres Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
4
Budva, Montenegro
— 3 nights
5
Durres, Albania
— 1 night

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Historic City of Trogir and Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Dominic Church.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Split online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Split Airport, Zadar Airport and Dubrovnik Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Bol, Croatia

Bol
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bol online road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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2
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, then take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bol to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Budva.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jaz Beach and Mogren Beach. Get some historical perspective at Budva Old Town and Our Lady of the Rocks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budva: Špiljari (Our Lady of Health & Castle Of San Giovanni) and Kotor (Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress & Cats Museum). There's still lots to do: stroll through Ploče Beach, contemplate the long history of Citadel, pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ivan Church.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budva trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Budva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in August since evenings lows in Budva dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Durres.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Špiljari, Kotor, Ploče Beach, Our Lady of the Rocks, Jaz Beach
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Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks
Budva Old Town
Budva Old Town

1
night
Durres, Albania

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, then admire the striking features of Durres Castle, and then head outdoors with Shark WaterSports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durres trip planner.

You can drive from Budva to Durres in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Durres

Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre
Fatih Mosque ©
Fatih Mosque
Shark WaterSports ©
Shark WaterSports

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