15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Tivat, Bus to Shkoder
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Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Himare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Bus
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Korce
— 2 nights
Bus
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Tirana
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Shkodra Lake has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shengjin Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder vacation planning website.

Aberdeen, UK to Shkoder is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aberdeen to Shkoder. In May, Shkoder is somewhat warmer than Aberdeen - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri and then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berat trip planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Berat are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

Museums

2
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Himare

Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Borsh Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Kalaja e Borshit.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Himare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Himare takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Himare due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, browse the exhibits of Gjirokaster, and then contemplate the long history of Zekate House.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gjirokaster trip planner.

You can drive from Himare to Gjirokaster in 2.5 hours. In May in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Korce.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Korce

Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Korce attractions planning app.

Traveling by bus from Gjirokaster to Korce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Museums

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Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petrela Castle and Museum of Secret Surveillance. Get some historical perspective at Preza Castle and Durres Amphitheatre. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Durres (The Beach Bar & Durres Archaeological Museum) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tirana day trip website.

Take a bus from Korce to Tirana in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tirana are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
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.