13 days in Albania Itinerary

13 days in Albania Itinerary

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Gjirokaster
— 1 night
2
Berat
— 2 nights
3
Fier
— 1 night
4
Tirana
— 7 nights

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night
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, then steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and finally contemplate the long history of Gjirokaster. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster trip planner.

Tirana to Gjirokaster is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gjirokaster when traveling from Tirana in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berat day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 September, Berat is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fier.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat
Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House

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night
Fier

Fier ©
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Apollonia Archaeological Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Fier takes 1.5 hours. September in Fier sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apollonia Archaeological Park
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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park

7
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get outdoors at Dajti and Spille Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Durres Amphitheatre and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: City park (in Kashar), The General's Beach (in Bardhor) 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, Head underground at The Cave of Pellumbas, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tirana trip maker tool.

Getting from Fier to Tirana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Kruje, City park, The General's Beach, The Cave of Pellumbas, Durres Amphitheatre
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

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