11 days in Albania Itinerary

11 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania itinerary maker

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Berat
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Kuwait International Airport

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Durres (Durres Amphitheatre & Durres Castle). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tirana day trip website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tirana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in November, with highs in Tirana at 21°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saranda online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tirana to Saranda by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saranda, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Zekate House and then identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gjirokaster day trip website.

You can drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

1
night
Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

Discover how to plan a Berat trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Berat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Museums

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shkoder route website.

Drive from Berat to Shkoder in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, daytime highs in Shkoder are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Albania travel guide

3.9
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.