19 days in Albania Itinerary

19 days in Albania Itinerary

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19 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  8 h
1
Tirana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Korce
— 1 night
Bus + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Saranda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Berat
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Shkoder
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Ljubljana

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: The General's Beach (in Bardhor), Kruje (Kruja Castle & Ethnographic Museum of Kruja) and Durres (Durres Amphitheatre & Vitrinat Shoe Shop). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Dajti. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip planning app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tirana is an approximately 8- hour combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Tirana is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Korce.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kruje, Durres, The General's Beach, The Cave of Pellumbas, Dajti
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The General's Beach ©
The General's Beach
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery and then explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Korce travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Korce in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Korce

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Korca Brewery ©
Korca Brewery

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saranda: Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Gjirokaster (Zekate House, Gjirokaster, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, get engrossed in the history at Sarande Museum, and kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saranda online vacation builder.

Getting from Korce to Saranda by combination of bus and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Korce to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhermi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jale Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dhermi trip maker website.

Drive from Saranda to Dhermi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. September in Dhermi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Dhermi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Himare
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Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Jale Beach ©
Jale Beach

4
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berat: Church of St Mary (in Fier) and Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, and learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berat holiday planner.

Drive from Dhermi to Berat in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dhermi to Berat due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dhermi in September since evenings lows in Berat dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Byllis Archaeological Park, Church of St Mary, Apollonia Archaeological Park, Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

2
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.
On the 20th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): snap pictures at Mesi Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, then take an in-depth tour of Shkoder Historical Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral).

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip planner.

You can drive from Berat to Shkoder in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Parks Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

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