11 days in Albania Itinerary

11 days in Albania Itinerary

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

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Tirana

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 & Shark WaterSports) and Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja & Kruja Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and learn about all things military at BunkArt 2.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tirana itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Tirana is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Tirana. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in October: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Active Albania ©
Active Albania
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

1
night
Berat

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 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

Plan a Berat trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Berat are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

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.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and finally take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saranda trip builder app.

You can drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Berat to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berat in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saranda, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

1
night
Gjirokaster

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 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy and then contemplate the long history of Gjirokaster.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

2
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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 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, then steep yourself in history at Former Palace of King Nikola I, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Shkoder in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In November, Shkoder is slightly colder than Gjirokaster - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

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