10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder
— 1 night
2
Himare
— 2 nights
3
Saranda
— 2 nights
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
5
Berat
— 1 night
6
Tirana
— 2 nights

1
night
Shkoder

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder travel route planner.

London, UK to Shkoder is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Shkoder, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Jale Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, stroll through Jale Beach, and then stroll through Dhermi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Himare online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Himare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Himare can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jale Beach ©
Jale Beach
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

2
nights
Saranda

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 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then stroll through Pulebardha Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Saranda vacation app.

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

1
night
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Zekate House, admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then steep yourself in history at Gjirokaster.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. August in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Iconographic Museum Onufri.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berat trip planner.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gjirokaster in August, Berat is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
River Rafting & Tubing
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, thenpause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and finally stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, thenget engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, and finally examine the collection at Bektashi World Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip app.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Tirana, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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