15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania journey planner

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Gjirokaster
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Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gramsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shkoder
— 3 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Dammam

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Gjirokaster

— 2 nights

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 21st (Sun): explore the galleries of Ethnographic Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then step into the grandiose world of Gjirokaster. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nature&joy and then steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Gjirokaster is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Gjirokaster. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dammam in November, with highs in Gjirokaster at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Saranda

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, explore the activities along Blue Eye, and then take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then delve into the distant past at Butrint National Park.

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Getting from Gjirokaster to Saranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Saranda sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Berat

— 2 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and then examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berat tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Berat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saranda in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Berat, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gramsh.

Things to do in Berat

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Gramsh

— 1 night
Gramsh is a town and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall and then take in breathtaking views at Holta Canyon.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gramsh road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Berat to Gramsh takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Gramsh

Parks · Nature
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Tirana

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Step out of Tirana with an excursion to Durres Amphitheatre in Durres--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and explore the galleries of Bunk'Art 1.

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Drive from Gramsh to Tirana in 1.5 hours. November in Tirana sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Shkoder

— 3 nights
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Elixir Spa and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder online holiday planner.

Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. When traveling from Tirana in December, plan for little chillier days in Shkoder, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Spas · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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.