14 days in Albania Itinerary

14 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tirana
— 3 nights
2
Shkoder
— 1 night
3
Durres
— 2 nights
4
Berat
— 1 night
5
Vlore
— 2 nights
6
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
7
Saranda
— 3 nights

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja & Kruja Castle). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Tirana is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Bournemouth to Tirana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Tirana: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Shkoder

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 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, thenstep into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally don't miss a visit to Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder trip maker app.

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durres.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

2
nights
Durres

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Royal Villa of Durres, admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, take an in-depth tour of Durres Archaeological Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, thenmake a trip to Byzantine Forum (Macellum), and finally head outdoors with Shark WaterSports. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Mosque, thenappreciate the history behind Statue of George W. Bush, thenstop by Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), and finally explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Durres trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Shkoder to Durres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Durres

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Preza Castle, Statue of George W. Bush
Highlights from your plan
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre
Durres Archaeological Museum ©
Durres Archaeological Museum
Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) ©
Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter)

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, thenadmire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally snap pictures at Gorica Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat attractions planner.

You can drive from Durres to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. September in Berat sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

2
nights
Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Apollonia Archaeological Park. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Muradie Mosque and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vlore trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Berat to Vlore takes 2 hours. In September in Vlore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Apollonia Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Muradie Mosque ©
Muradie Mosque

1
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 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, thenexplore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

Planning Gjirokaster trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlore in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gjirokaster, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar

3
nights
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.
Saranda is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach, and get outside with Bora Bora Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Saranda fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

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