17 days in Albania Itinerary

17 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saranda
— 2 nights
2
Borsh
— 1 night
3
Himare
— 2 nights
4
Llogara National Park
— 1 night
5
Vlore
— 1 night
6
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
7
Berat
— 2 nights
8
Divjake
— 1 night
9
Tirana
— 4 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park and then stroll through Santa Quaranta beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saranda vacation planner.

Birmingham, UK to Saranda is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Saranda is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in September; daily highs in Saranda reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Borsh.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

1
night
Borsh

Borsh ©
You've now added Borsh Beach to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bunec Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Borsh Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Borsh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Borsh takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Borsh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Borsh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bunec Beach
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Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
Bunec Beach ©
Bunec Beach

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gjipe Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Jale Beach and then kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Himare travel itinerary planner.

Himare is just a stone's throw from Borsh. In September, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

1
night
Llogara National Park

Llogara National Park ©
You've now added Llogara National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Llogara National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Llogara National Park sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Himare to Llogara National Park by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park

1
night
Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kanine Castle, make a trip to Zvernec Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and finally get outside with Bora Bora Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vlore online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Llogara National Park to Vlore takes an hour. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Vlore

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bora Bora Beach
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Bora Bora Beach ©
Bora Bora Beach
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery
Kanine Castle ©
Kanine Castle

2
nights
Gjirokaster

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 23rd (Mon): learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vlore to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlore in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Gjirokaster. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar

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Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halveti Teqe, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then do a tasting at Cobo Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berat trip itinerary 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 little chillier nights when traveling from Gjirokaster in September since evenings lows in Berat dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Divjake.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

1
night
Divjake

Divjake ©
Divjakë is a town and a municipality in Fier County, western Albania. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna e Karavastase.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Divjake vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Divjake takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tirana.

Things to do in Divjake

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Laguna e Karavastase ©
Laguna e Karavastase

4
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirana: Rozafa Castle (in Shkoder), Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres) and Petrela Castle (in Petrele). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip planner.

Getting from Divjake to Tirana by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Tirana sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dajti, Rozafa Castle, Durres Amphitheatre, Petrela Castle, Kruja Castle
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

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