15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: London
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  8 h
1
Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Himare
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Shkoder
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Theth
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Tirana
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Saranda

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Bring the kids along to Pulebardha Beach and Santa Quaranta beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lukova Beach and Monastery of 40 Saints. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saranda: Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Butrint National Park (in Butrint). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saranda trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Saranda is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Saranda at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Lukova Beach, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Santa Quaranta beach ©
Santa Quaranta beach

4
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Step out of the city life by going to Jale Beach and Llogara National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Livadhi Beach and Borsh Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Himare: Palase Beach (in Palase) and Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Himare road trip site .

You can drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Borsh Beach, Palase Beach, Llogara National Park, Dhermi Beach
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Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Palase Beach
Palase Beach
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walking tours and Shkodra Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Marubi National Museum of Photography and Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, and steep yourself in history at Former Palace of King Nikola I.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shkoder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Himare to Shkoder takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Theth.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

1
night
Theth

Theth ©
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Theth National Park and then trek along Thethi-Guide.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Theth trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Theth takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Theth

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Thethi-Guide ©
Thethi-Guide

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dajti will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Beach Bar and Durres Castle. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tirana route planner.

Getting from Theth to Tirana by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Tirana sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Durres, Dajti
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

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