15 days in Albania, Pristina & Prizren Itinerary

15 days in Albania, Pristina & Prizren Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
2
Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
3
Prizren, Kosovo
— 1 night
4
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
5
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
6
Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
7
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights

2
nights
Shkoder, Albania

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Former Palace of King Nikola I, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, thenexplore the activities along Shkodra Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Ebu Bekr Mosque. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shkoder day trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Shkoder is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. In July, Shkoder is a bit cooler than Riyadh - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Walking tours

2
nights
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): walk around Germia Park, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), get advice or help at Pristina National Library, don't miss a visit to Gracanica Monastery, thenexplore the ancient world of Ulpiana, and finally pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg statue. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, thencontemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, and finally trek along Via Ferrata Ari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pristina itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Shkoder to Pristina in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prizren.

Things to do in Pristina

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Gracanica, Via Ferrata Ari, Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Highlights from your plan
Germia Park ©
Germia Park
Gracanica Monastery ©
Gracanica Monastery
Newborn Monument ©
Newborn Monument

1
night
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Saviour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, thenexpand your understanding of the military at Kalaja Fortress, and finally snap pictures at Stone Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prizren trip planner.

Drive from Pristina to Prizren in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque
Kalaja Fortress ©
Kalaja Fortress
Church of Holy Saviour ©
Church of Holy Saviour

2
nights
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, thentake an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy and then steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster online trip planner.

Drive from Prizren to Gjirokaster in 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prizren to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

2
nights
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
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 9th (Thu): stroll through Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach, thenexplore the activities along Blue Eye, and then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saranda trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saranda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

2
nights
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, thenexplore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, thendon't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, and finally take in the views from Gorica Bridge. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berat online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saranda to Berat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Saranda to Berat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saranda in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Berat, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
River Rafting & Tubing
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), thenlearn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid.

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Drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Tirana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kruja Castle
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

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