15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
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Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Korce
— 1 night
Bus
5
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
6
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Saranda
— 3 nights
Ferry to Corfu, Fly to Edinburgh

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3
nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Reja "The Cloud". Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Durres (Durres Castle & Durres Amphitheatre). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Tirana is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for warmer days in Tirana, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Specialty Museum
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
4.7

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 8th (Thu): take in the views from Mesi Bridge, shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Plan a Shkoder trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Tirana to Shkoder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tirana in July since evenings lows in Shkoder dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Rozafa Castle ©
Castle
Rozafa Castle
4.5
Mesi Bridge ©
Bridge
Mesi Bridge
4.3

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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, savor the flavors at 1001 Albanian Adventures, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally make a trip to Bulevardi Republika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Cobo Winery, and then don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berat road trip planner.

Getting from Shkoder to Berat by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Shkoder in July, Berat is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Korce.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Berat Castle ©
Must see
Berat Castle
4.5
 1001 Albanian Adventures ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
1001 Albanian Adventures
5.0
Quarter Of Gorica ©
Landmark
Quarter Of Gorica
4.1

1
night
Korce

Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Korce holiday site.

Drive from Berat to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Korca Brewery ©
Brewery
Korca Brewery
4.3

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Zekate House, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gjirokaster visit planning site.

Traveling by bus from Korce to Gjirokaster takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster. In July in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Gjirokaster ©
Military Museum
Gjirokaster
4.2
Zekate House ©
Historic Site
Zekate House
4.5
Skenduli House ©
Architectural Building
Skenduli House
4.6

2
nights
Himare

On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Livadhi Beach and then take a tour by water with Himara Seas The Day. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Castle of Himara, then steep yourself in history at Ali Pasha Castle, and then kick back and relax at Borsh Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Himare trip planner.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Himare by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Himare sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Himara Seas The Day ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Himara Seas The Day
4.8

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saranda Jeep and Santa Quaranta beach. When in Saranda, make a side trip to see Blue Eye in Vlore, approximately Vlore away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and don't miss a visit to Saranda Embankment.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saranda trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Saranda Jeep ©
Must see
Saranda Jeep
4.9
Blue Eye ©
Must see
Blue Eye
4.2

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