10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
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Tirana
— 1 night
Drive
2
Berat
— 1 day
Drive
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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1
night
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, and finally stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

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Philadelphia, USA to Tirana is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tirana. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

1
day
Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berat trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Cobo Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Cobo Winery
4.3
Quarter Of Gorica ©
Landmark
Quarter Of Gorica
4.1
Berat Castle ©
World heritage site
Berat Castle
4.5

1
night
Gjirokaster

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Zekate House, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, then admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gjirokaster visit app.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Berat in September since evenings lows in Gjirokaster dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Gjirokaster ©
Military Museum
Gjirokaster
4.2
Zekate House ©
Historic Site
Zekate House
4.5
Skenduli House ©
Architectural Building
Skenduli House
4.6

2
nights
Saranda

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dhermi.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Butrint National Park ©
World heritage site
Butrint National Park
4.7
Lekuresi Castle
Castle
Lekuresi Castle
3.9

2
nights
Dhermi

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dhermi road trip planning tool.

Drive from Saranda to Dhermi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Dhermi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Dhermi Beach ©
Beach
Dhermi Beach
4.3

1
night
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 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, then get engrossed in the history at Shkoder Historical Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Ebu Bekr Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

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Drive from Dhermi to Shkoder in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dhermi to Shkoder. In September in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Site of Witness and Memory ©
History Museum
Site of Witness and Memory
4.4
Ebu Bekr Mosque ©
Landmark
Ebu Bekr Mosque
3.8

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