7 days in Croatia, Kotor & Tirana Itinerary

7 days in Croatia, Kotor & Tirana Itinerary

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7 days in Croatia, Kotor & Tirana Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
End: Zagreb, Croatia

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Split online trip itinerary builder .

Zagreb to Split is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Split. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Cavtat Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Lovrijenac and Walls of Dubrovnik. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Samostan Sv.klare, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Namfleg Workshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, pause for some serene contemplation at Fort sv Andrija, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crkva Gospa od Zdravlja, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kotor online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kotor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 30th (Tue), relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 1, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tirana trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Kotor to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Baths Spas Museums
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Arab Baths
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1

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