14 days in Albania & Corfu Town Itinerary

14 days in Albania & Corfu Town Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Durres, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vlore, Albania
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 6 nights
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Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then browse the exhibits of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tirana day trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Tirana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Prague in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tirana: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 0°C at night. You will leave for Durres on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
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Durres, Albania

— 3 nights
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durres: Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja & Kruja Castle) and Berat (Gorica Bridge, Berat Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Duka Winery and Vineyard, explore the historical opulence of Durres Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Durres trip planning app.

You can drive from Tirana to Durres in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. December in Durres sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Durres

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vlore, Albania

— 1 night
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vlore sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Durres to Vlore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. In December in Vlore, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Saranda.

Things to do in Vlore

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Saranda, Albania

— 2 nights
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 (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saranda road trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Vlore to Saranda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Saranda. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saranda when traveling from Vlore in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Corfu Town, Greece

— 6 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach), Sidari (Canal D'Amour & Paralia Sidari) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Liston, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saranda to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Albania travel guide

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Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.