10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
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Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Gramsh
— 1 night
Drive
3
Butrint
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lushnje
— 1 night
Drive
6
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Jeddah

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Tirana

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), browse the exhibits of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tirana tour itinerary maker website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Tirana is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in March: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gramsh.

Things to do in Tirana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Gramsh

— 1 night
Gramsh is a town and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall and then explore the stunning scenery at Holta Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gramsh online attractions planner.

Getting from Tirana to Gramsh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Gramsh

Parks · Nature
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Butrint

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Butrint National Park.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Butrint route planner.

Getting from Gramsh to Butrint by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Gramsh to Butrint, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Butrint are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Butrint

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Gjirokaster

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Gjirokaster, admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature&joy.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Butrint to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lushnje.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Lushnje

— 1 night
Lushnjë is a city in west-central Albania. On the 15th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lushnje route site.

Drive from Gjirokaster to Lushnje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Lushnje. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Lushnje

Parks · Nature

Shkoder

— 2 nights
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 16th (Wed), gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then soothe aching muscles at Elixir Spa.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip planner.

You can drive from Lushnje to Shkoder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. March in Shkoder sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Tours

Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.