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CroatiaJourney from Macedonia to Croatia

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Discover 5 unspoiled & culturally rich countries, during our carefully prepared 11 day self-drive road trip stretching from North Macedonia to Croatia! Begin in Skopje, the capital and largest city in North Macedonia. From there, weave your way through the countryside and visit charming towns on your way to Albania. Marvel at Ottoman, Fascist and Soviet-era architecture in Tirana, the capital of A...

Discover 5 unspoiled & culturally rich countries, during our carefully prepared 11 day self-drive road trip stretching from North Macedonia to Croatia! Begin in Skopje, the capital and largest city in North Macedonia. From there, weave your way through the countryside and visit charming towns on your way to Albania. Marvel at Ottoman, Fascist and Soviet-era architecture in Tirana, the capital of Albania. Continue to Ostrog monastery, situated high up in the mountains of Montenegro. Stretch your legs while on a spectacular hike in the Lovcen National Park. Wander around the old Ottoman bazaar and enjoy local gastronomy in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Finally, arrive in and discover Croatia's stunning coastal fortress city - Dubrovnik.

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    Learning activities
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    Local culture
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    Arts and crafts
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    Mountain
  • Seaside
    Seaside

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Day 1: Welcome to Macedonia

​• Arrive in Skopje, the capital and largest city in North Macedonia

​• Transfers from the airport to your hotel

​• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Skopje

Day 2: Skopje discovery

​• Begin exploring the beautiful city of Skopje

• See the 15th century stone bridge over the Vardar river

• Visit the old bazaar dating back to Ottoman times and the main square

​​• Head up the Vodno Mountain and enjoy nature high above the city

Visited:
Skopje

Day 3: Bitola & Ohrid

​• Drive to the town of Bitola, one of the oldest cities in Macedonia

• Continue to Ohrid town for a visit to the famous church of St. John at Kaneo

• Check into your hotel and go for an evening stroll around town

Visited:
Bitola, Ohrid

Day 4: Off to Albania

​• From Macedonia, drive to Albania

• Stop to visit Elbasan, a key travel hub and third largest city in the country

• Continue to Tirana, the capital of Albania known for its colorful Ottoman, Fascist and Soviet-era architecture

Visited:
Albania, Elbasan, Tirana

Day 5: Durres and Kruje

​• Head for the coast, to Durres, known for its huge Roman amphitheater

• Visit the 9th century church with mosaic covered walls

• Stop by the Archaeological Museum and view pieces from the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman periods

​• Continue to the fortress town of Kruje and learn about the Albanian hero - Skanderberg

Visited:
Durres, Krujë

Day 6: Montenegro

​• Get back in the car and drive to Montenegro

• Stop in Podgorica, the capital

• Continue to Ostrog monastery, situated high up in the mountains

• Last stop of the day, the coastal town of Budva

Visited:
Montenegro

Day 7: Montenegro to Croatia

​• First stop, the old royal town of Cetinje

• Drive to Lovcen National Park for a very interesting and spectacular hike

• Visit the old Venetian town of Kotor and its famous Kotor bay

• Continue to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visited:
Montenegro, Dubrovnik

Day 8: Dubrovnik

• Explore the old town of Dubrovnik

• Learn about the city and its long historyculture and heritage

• Consider renting a kayak and go for a paddle around the calm waters surrounding the city

Visited:
Dubrovnik

Day 9: Korcula Island

​• Today, visit Peljesac peninsula, known for its wine region, vineyards, olive trees and Oyster Bay

• Visit the Ston walls, a structure built to protect Dubrovnik from North

• Observe ancient salt harvesting techniques

​• Continue to island of Korcula

• Transfer by small boat to the hometown of Marco Polo

• Return to Dubrovnik

Visited:
Korčula

Day 10: Mostar

​• Time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

• From Dubrovnik, drive to Mostar town

 Spend some time at an old Ottoman bazaar and enjoy local gastronomy

​• Pass through several small towns near Mostar on the way back to Dubrovnik

Visited:
Mostar

Day 11: Departure

​• Return the rental vehicle

​• Board your departure flight at Dubrovnik airport

Visited:
Dubrovnik

SkopjeBitolaOhridAlbaniaElbasanTiranaDurresKrujëMontenegroDubrovnikKorčulaMostar

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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