25 days in Albania, Croatia & Hungary Itinerary

25 days in Albania, Croatia & Hungary Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skradin, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Tirana, Albania — 3 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Preza Castle. Let the collections at House of Leaves and Bektashi World Center capture your imagination. Step out of Tirana to go to Petrele and see Petrela Castle, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museum of Secret Surveillance, soothe aching muscles at Deluxe Spa & Massage, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tirana trip itinerary website.

Adelaide, Australia to Tirana is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Tirana is minus 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in May: highs in Tirana hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Love Stories Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Blaise and Cathedral Treasury. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Prijeko street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), and get a dose of the wild on Russian Guide in Dubrovnik - Evgenia Pashalich.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour planning app.

Drive from Tirana to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 3 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Atelier Abel and Korcula Town Walls. Escape the urban bustle at Zitna Beach and Dupin Dive Centre. Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Monastery of Our Lady of Andela (in Orebic). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, and explore the galleries of Vapor gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. May in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hvar online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then get a sense of history and politics at The City Hall - Duke's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortress Kamerlengo.

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

Getting from Hvar to Split by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skradin.
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Skradin, Croatia — 1 night

Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Skradin route builder site.

You can drive from Split to Skradin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Skradin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skydiving and Image of War - War Photography Museum. You'll explore and learn at Zagreb City Museum and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Skradin to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Skradin in May, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Eger.
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Eger, Hungary — 2 nights

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Recsk National Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at Art Glass Parad Kft, then indulge your senses at Farkasmalyi Pincesor Wine Tour, then head outdoors with Kozmary Kilato, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kisnanai Var. On the next day, do a tasting at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, then see the interesting displays at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nagy-Eged Mountain, and finally admire the striking features of Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eger trip maker tool.

Getting from Zagreb to Eger by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 5 nights

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Visegrad Citadel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Faust Wine Cellar and Fiumei Road Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Bory Castle (in Szekesfehervar), Szentendre (Kovacs Margit Muzeum, Retro Design Center, &more) and Tagore Promenade (in Balatonfured). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo), examine the collection at Aeropark Budapest, and browse the exhibits of Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Budapest trip builder app.

You can drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Albania travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Sacred & Religious Sites
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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