17 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

17 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
3
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
5
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Head to Image of War - Photography Museum and Ban Josip Jelačić Squarefor plenty of shopping. Lower Town and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and pick up some local products at Dolac Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel route website.

Boston, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Zagreb. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
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Lower Town
Lower Town

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Tryphon Cathedral and Church of St. Luke. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Museum and Cats Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kotor to Herceg-Novi to see Herceg Novi Old Town about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, get to know the fascinating history of Kotor Old Town City Walls, and don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Health.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotor trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Kotor by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Perast, Our Lady of Health, Herceg Novi Old Town
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St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
St. Tryphon Cathedral
St. Tryphon Cathedral
St. Nikola Church
St. Nikola Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, thenexamine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Shkoder takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Lokrum Island and Sveti Jakov Beach. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, admire the masterpieces at Vlaho Bukovac House, and steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Galerija Mestrovic and Omis Cetina Canyon. Get some cultural insight at Historic City of Trogir and Froggyland. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Brela (Brela Beach & Punta Rata Beach) and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower (in Trogir). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, look for gifts at Filigran Split, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Brela, Trogir, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Omis Cetina Canyon
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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