17 days in Albania Itinerary

17 days in Albania Itinerary

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Korce
— 1 night
Bus
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Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saranda
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Vlore
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tirana
— 1 night
Drive
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Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive
7
Permet
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Borsh
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Divjake
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Elbasan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dhermi
— 2 nights
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Korce

— 1 night
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Korca Old Bazaar has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Korca Old Bazaar and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

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Pristina, Kosovo to Korce is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Gjirokaster

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then admire the striking features of Skenduli House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gjirokaster online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Korce to Gjirokaster by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Saranda

— 1 night
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, Tre Ishujt, Gjipe Beach, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Thu), get outside with Tre Ishujt, kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

Plan trip to Saranda with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Vlore.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Vlore

— 1 night
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. You've now added National Museum of Independence to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Independence and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Vlore trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Saranda to Vlore in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saranda to Vlore is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saranda in April since evenings lows in Vlore dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Vlore

Museums

Tirana

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tirana Free Walking Tour. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally see the top attractions with Tirana Free Walking Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque and then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tirana trip builder.

Drive from Vlore to Tirana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Shkoder

— 1 night
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Marubi National Museum of Photography has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the views from Mesi Bridge and then make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque.

For photos and tourist information, read our Shkoder vacation planner.

Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a train. In April in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Permet.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Permet

— 2 nights
Përmet is a town and a municipality in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. On the 13th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Tekke of Baba Aliu and then take in the natural beauty of Benja Thermal Baths.

Plan a trip to Permet easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Shkoder to Permet in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Permet can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Borsh.

Things to do in Permet

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Borsh

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Borsh Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Borsh day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Permet to Borsh takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Borsh are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Divjake.

Things to do in Borsh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Divjake

— 2 nights
Divjakë is a town and a municipality in Fier County, western Albania. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna e Karavastase and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spille Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Divjake itinerary planner.

Getting from Borsh to Divjake by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Borsh to Divjake is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Borsh in April since evenings lows in Divjake dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Elbasan.

Things to do in Divjake

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Elbasan

— 2 nights
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King Mosque and then make a trip to Kalaja E Elbasanit. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall and then explore the stunning scenery at Holta Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Elbasan trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Divjake to Elbasan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In April, daily temperatures in Elbasan can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Elbasan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dhermi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhermi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Dhermi online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Elbasan to Dhermi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elbasan to Dhermi. Traveling from Elbasan in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Dhermi. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.