15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Dhermi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Butrint
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Ljubljana

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spille Beach and The General's Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Free Flow Yoga and Clock Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: Kruja Castle (in Kruje), City park (in Kashar) and Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Dajti. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania and appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planning tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tirana is an approximately 8- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruja Castle, City park, Durres Amphitheatre, Dajti, The General's Beach
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The General's Beach ©
The General's Beach
Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
Free Flow Yoga ©
Free Flow Yoga

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

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Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Parks Nature
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Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory

3
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dhermi Beach and Jale Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Zvernec Monastery and Kanine Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dhermi: Independence Monument (in Vlore) and Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello (in Himare).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dhermi day trip website.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Dhermi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Shkoder to Dhermi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Dhermi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vlore, Himare
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Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Jale Beach ©
Jale Beach
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery

4
nights
Butrint

Butrint ©
Get outdoors at Pulebardha Beach and Bora Bora Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tre Ishujt and Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Butrint side-trips: Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Saranda (Lekuresi Castle & Agios Saranda).

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Butrint online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dhermi to Butrint takes 2 hours. September in Butrint sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Butrint

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saranda, Blue Eye
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Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Tre Ishujt ©
Tre Ishujt
Bora Bora Beach ©
Bora Bora Beach

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 25th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and finally learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster online day trip planner.

You can drive from Butrint to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. September in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

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

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