11 days in Albania Itinerary

11 days in Albania Itinerary

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Taxi to Poznan, Fly to Corfu, Ferry to Saranda
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Saranda
— 1 night
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shkoder
— 2 nights
Bus to Tirana, Fly to Wroclaw

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Saranda

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sarande Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, then kick back and relax at Santa Quaranta beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saranda road trip site.

Wroclaw, Poland to Saranda is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wroclaw in January: high temperatures in Saranda hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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nights
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 23rd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, then don't miss a visit to Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy and then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gjirokaster trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halveti Teqe, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally admire the striking features of Berat Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall, make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, and then take in the views from Gorica Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Berat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Berat in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Berat when traveling from Gjirokaster in January, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, stroll around Rinia Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana travel planner.

Getting from Berat to Tirana by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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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 30th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shkoder online route maker.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in January: highs in Shkoder hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Albania travel guide

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National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
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.