15 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market.

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Toronto, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Zagreb is 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Elijah the Prophet. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Matthew, take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, then head outdoors with Mount Vrmac, then pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Kotor trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Kotor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kotor can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dobrota, Perast, Mount Vrmac
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Mount Vrmac ©
Mount Vrmac

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Shkoder takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Podgorica.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Lake Skadar, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Podgorica itinerary planning app .

Getting from Shkoder to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja
Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning site .

Drive from Podgorica to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split route builder app .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hvar, Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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