13 days in Albania Itinerary

13 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Durres
— 1 night
Drive
3
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ardenice
— 1 day
Drive
5
Vlore
— 1 night
Drive
6
Butrint
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive
8
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

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nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", and then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tirana journey maker site.

Dallas, USA to Tirana is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Tirana. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 83°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durres.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Specialty Museum
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
4.7
Active Albania ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Active Albania
5.0

1
night
Durres

Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. To find out how to plan a trip to Durres, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tirana to Durres in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Berat.

Things to do in Durres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

2
nights
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 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The King Mosque, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, take in the views from Gorica Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Berat visit planning site.

Drive from Durres to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ardenice.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Berat Castle ©
Must see
Berat Castle
4.5
Quarter Of Gorica ©
Landmark
Quarter Of Gorica
4.1
Cobo Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Cobo Winery
4.3

1
day
Ardenice

Kolonjë is a village and a former municipality in the Fier County, western Albania. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardenica Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ardenice tour builder app.

You can drive from Berat to Ardenice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vlore.

Things to do in Ardenice

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Vlore

Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Muradie Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Kanine Castle, then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vlore online trip planner.

You can drive from Ardenice to Vlore in an hour. Another option is to drive. September in Vlore sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Kanine Castle ©
Castle
Kanine Castle
4.1
Muradie Mosque ©
Monument
Muradie Mosque
3.9

2
nights
Butrint

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Butrint National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Butrint trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Vlore to Butrint in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Butrint due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vlore in September, Butrint is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. You will leave for Saranda on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Butrint

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Saranda

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Saranda Embankment, surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep, and then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Spiranca Diving Center, kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saranda online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Butrint to Saranda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Saranda sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Saranda Jeep ©
Must see
Saranda Jeep
4.9
Spiranca Diving Center ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Spiranca Diving Center
4.7
Lekuresi Castle
Castle
Lekuresi Castle
3.9

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster trip builder.

Drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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