12 days in Albania Itinerary

12 days in Albania Itinerary

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

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Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durres (Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres Amphitheatre, &more) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud".

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirana attractions planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tirana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in September: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Side Trips

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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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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.
When in Saranda, make a side trip to see Blue Eye in Vlore, approximately Vlore away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Butrint National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, get interesting insight from Saranda Jeep, and make a trip to Saranda Embankment.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saranda tour planner.

Drive from Tirana to Saranda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saranda when traveling from Tirana in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the striking features of Skenduli House, then explore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Gjirokaster driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. October in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar

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Berat

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 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then do a tasting at Cobo Winery, then don't miss a visit to Halveti Teqe, and finally do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Berat, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

Make your Shkoder itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can 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. October in Shkoder sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

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