13 days in Albania Itinerary

13 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tirana
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, then admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Tirana is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Tirana to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 58°F. You will leave for Berat on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Tirana

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Historic Site
Durres Amphitheatre
3.3
Kruja Castle ©
Castle
Kruja Castle
4.4
BunkArt 2 ©
Military Museum
BunkArt 2
4.5

2
nights
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 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally take in the views from Gorica Bridge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and then do a tasting at Cobo Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Berat trip itinerary site.

Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Berat Castle ©
Must see
Berat Castle
4.5

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the striking features of Skenduli House, brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, and then make a trip to Gjirokastra Bazaar.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster day trip planning app.

Drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster. Traveling from Berat in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gjirokaster, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Gjirokaster ©
Military Museum
Gjirokaster
4.2
Skenduli House ©
Architectural Building
Skenduli House
4.6
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
World heritage site
Gjirokastra Bazaar
2.6

2
nights
Saranda

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park and then kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saranda road trip planning app.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Saranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Saranda, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Shkoder.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Blue Eye ©
Must see
Blue Eye
4.2
Lekuresi Castle
Castle
Lekuresi Castle
3.9

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Mesi Bridge. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque, then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shkoder day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Shkoder takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Shkoder. In September in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Rozafa Castle ©
Castle
Rozafa Castle
4.5
Shkodra Lake ©
Water Body
Shkodra Lake
4.1
Mesi Bridge ©
Bridge
Mesi Bridge
4.3

2
nights
Tirana

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tirana itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8

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