15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania tour planner

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Korce
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Korce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Labove e Siperme
— 1 night
Drive
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Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Llogara National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Fier
— 1 night
Drive
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Shkoder
— 3 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Perth International Airport

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Korce

— 3 nights
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Park of Drilon and Paleochristian Church. Visit Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme and Bulevardi Shen Gjergji for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Pogradec Castle in Pogradec (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, Korca, pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, and make a trip to Clock Tower of Korce.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Korce planning website.

Perth, Australia to Korce is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Korce due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Labove e Siperme.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Labove e Siperme

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Labove e Siperme online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Korce to Labove e Siperme in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Korce to Labove e Siperme, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Labove e Siperme

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Saranda

— 3 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Synagogue Complex and Monastery of 40 Saints will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Borsh Beach and Lori Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gjirokaster (The Cold War Tunnel & Zekate House) and Lukova Beach (in Lukove). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, delve into the distant past at Agios Saranda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Charalampos Orthodox Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saranda road trip app.

Drive from Labove e Siperme to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Llogara National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Palase Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Llogara National Park.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Llogara National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Saranda to Llogara National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fier.

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fier

— 1 night
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardenica Monastery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fier day trip website.

Drive from Llogara National Park to Fier in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Venice Art Mask Factory and St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral). Popular historic sites such as Kole Idromeno Street and Former Palace of King Nikola I are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, get engrossed in the history at Shkoder Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Mother Teresa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fier to Shkoder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Fier in January, expect nights in Shkoder to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Albania travel guide

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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.