23 days in Greece, Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

23 days in Greece, Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

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23 days in Greece, Albania & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Cetinje, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Ulcinj, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
8
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Ksamil, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Ioannina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Trikala, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Sounio, Greece
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, make a trip to Our Lady of Health, and then examine the collection at Cats Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Miki Travel Kotor, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Namfleg Workshop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotor holiday maker app .

Edinburgh, UK to Kotor is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Kotor. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: highs in Kotor hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Perast
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Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Podmaine Monastery, kick back and relax at Jaz Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Citadela Fortress. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mogren Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budva trip tool .

Budva is just a short distance from Kotor. July in Budva sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cetinje.

Things to do in Budva

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Mogren Beach ©
Mogren Beach

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Cetinje, Montenegro

Cetinje ©
Cetinje, is a city and Old Royal Capital (Montenegrin: Prijestonica / Приjестоница) of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Njegos Mausoleum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Montenegro, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cetinje online travel planner .

Cetinje is just a short distance from Budva. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Cetinje

Nature Museums Parks
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Lipa Cave ©
Lipa Cave
Njegos Mausoleum ©
Njegos Mausoleum
National Museum of Montenegro ©
National Museum of Montenegro

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hours
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan ©
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sveti Stefan trip maker site .

You can drive from Cetinje to Sveti Stefan in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Sveti Stefan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petrovac
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St. Thomas Church ©
St. Thomas Church

1
night
Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ulcinj trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sveti Stefan to Ulcinj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ulcinj when traveling from Sveti Stefan in July, with lows around 25°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 14th (Sun), take in the views from Mes Bridge, take in the views from Shkoder Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque, then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shkoder road trip planner.

Getting from Ulcinj to Shkoder by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Nature Parks
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Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tirana online trip maker .

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tirana when traveling from Shkoder in July, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites
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Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque

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nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Butrint and The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saranda: Gjirokaster (Zekate House, Gjirokaster, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Quaranta beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saranda trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Saranda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Tirana in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saranda, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ksamil.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

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Ksamil, Albania

Ksamil ©
Ksamil Ksamili; is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. On the 19th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Vivar Kanal and then step off the mainland to explore Ksamil Islands.

Plan trip to Ksamil with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Ksamil is very close to Saranda. In July, daytime highs in Ksamil are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Ksamil

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Ksamil Islands ©
Ksamil Islands
Vivar Kanal ©
Vivar Kanal

1
night
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon, then step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ioannina day trip site .

Drive from Ksamil to Ioannina in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Trikala.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon ©
Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon

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night
Trikala, Greece

Trikala
Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Trikala Fort, take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, then take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Trikala.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Trikala tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Trikala takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Trikala can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Trikala

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, and then explore the ancient world of Delphi.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Delphi travel route website .

You can drive from Trikala to Delphi in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Church of the Holy Trinity
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Parnassus ©
Parnassus

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Panathenaic Stadium and Vouliagmeni Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Akti Vouliagmenis (in Vouliagmeni) and Marathon Beach (in Nea Makri). On the 30th (Tue), spend a cool day on the water with Ikarian Cruises. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

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Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Delphi in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sounio.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Greek Isles Yachting, Marathon Beach, Melissokampos, Ikarian Cruises
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Food Tours

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Sounio, Greece

Sounio
Make your Sounio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Athens to Sounio in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sounio can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Sounio

Outdoors Tours Parks
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