11 days in Albania Itinerary

11 days in Albania Itinerary

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Shkoder
— 2 nights
2
Berat
— 2 nights
3
Korce
— 1 night
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
5
Himare
— 3 nights
6
Butrint
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip maker website.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Shkoder is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Shkoder is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, expect Shkoder to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardenica Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): savor the flavors at 1001 Albanian Adventures, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and then do a tasting at Cobo Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berat trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Shkoder to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Berat when traveling from Shkoder in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Korce.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardenica Monastery, Cobo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery
 1001 Albanian Adventures ©
1001 Albanian Adventures

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Art, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, then explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

Before you visit Korce, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Berat to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Museum of Oriental Art ©
Museum of Oriental Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gjirokaster planner.

Getting from Korce to Gjirokaster by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
The Cold War Tunnel ©
The Cold War Tunnel

3
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Castle of Himara and Ali Pasha Castle. Visiting Dhermi Beach and Palase Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Himare to Lukove to see Lukova Beach about 44 minutes away.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Himare trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Himare by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ali Pasha Castle, Lukova Beach, Palase Beach, Dhermi Beach, Borsh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Palase Beach
Palase Beach
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach

1
night
Butrint

Butrint ©
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Butrint sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Himare to Butrint in 2 hours. August in Butrint sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Butrint

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

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