16 days in Albania Itinerary

16 days in Albania Itinerary

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Tirana
— 5 nights
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Saranda
— 2 nights
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Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
4
Berat
— 3 nights
5
Shkoder
— 3 nights

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Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Durres (Shark WaterSports, Durres Archaeological Museum, &more) and Petrela Castle (in Petrele). There's much more to do: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tirana trip maker.

New Delhi, India to Tirana is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Tirana is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 21°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, then explore the activities along Blue Eye, and finally take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saranda using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Saranda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in November, Saranda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

2
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Gjirokaster

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then steep yourself in history at Gjirokaster. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Zekate House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gjirokaster trip planner.

Getting from Saranda to Gjirokaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy

3
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Berat

Berat ©

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Berat: Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta (in Lushnje) and Gramsh (Sotira Waterfall, Liqeni i Dushkut, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berat attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gjirokaster in November since evenings lows in Berat dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Sotira Waterfall ©
Sotira Waterfall
Liqeni i Dushkut ©
Liqeni i Dushkut

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder route planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Shkoder takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. December in Shkoder sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

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