My boyfriend and I are looking to travel to Croatia, Montenegro and Albania this summer.
We are looking to go in June for about two weeks in total and would like to start by flying to Split.
From there we would like to get the ferry to Korcula for a night or two, then move on to Dubrovnik for a few nights.
We would then like to go to Montenegro- maybe Budva then Bar and on to Durres in Albania.
Is there a boat we can get to Montenegro from Dubrovnik or would we have to get a bus?
If we were to get a bus, does anybody have any idea how much it would cost and how long it would take?
We would like to keep the travel as cheap as possible so that we can afford to do and see more when we are in the countries
Also, can anybody recommend cheap but nice accommodation and the best things to do and see in any of these places?!
Sorry for all the questions!
Thank you for your help!
You've planned a big trip to do in two weeks. I travel to Croatia several times a year and am still discovering small towns that capture my immagination so much they refuse to let me leave after my intended time allowance.
Split is a nice town to spend one night. Then take a ferry to either Hvar or Corcula town and spend a day or two. A ferry down the coast to Dubrovnik is a wonderful way to see the coastline and enjoy the scenery. The ferry from Hvar or Corcula will take you between 5 and 8 hours - IF you plan well in advance, the ferries don't travel every day so plan well.
Dubrovnik will keep you amused for two/three days but then it's time to move on. You could take the water taxi from the old port to one of my favourite places in Croatia, the small village of Cavtat. A place of quiet relaxation. If that's not you're thing and you're intent on going South, then take the bus from the New Port bus station to Budva - costs about €17 I think. It's a long way to Albania after that so I would make a decision to leave it at two countries if you don't want to be running and seeing nothing.
Believe me please when I say that you will fall in love with some small village in Croatia M'negro and not want to go any further.
Enjoy and feel free to PM me with any additional questions
PS the bus from Split (an alternative to the ferry) takes about 6/7 hours with a stop in Bosnia-Hertzegovnia for a break (great place to buy cheap cigarettes, liquour etc). I forget the cost of the bus but I think no more than €15.