18 days in Albania Itinerary

18 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
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Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Korce
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Permet
— 1 night
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lukove
— 1 night
Drive
6
Dhermi
— 1 night
Drive
7
Llogara National Park
— 1 night
Drive
8
Fier
— 1 night
Drive
9
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Perth International Airport

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Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get some cultural insight at Petrela Castle and Bektashi World Center. Get outdoors at Patok Lagoon and The Beach Bar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Durres (Duka Winery and Vineyard & Durres Castle), The Cave of Pellumbas (in Pellumbas) and Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze). The adventure continues: stop by Tirana East Gate, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, get a taste of the local shopping with VivArt Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery E.RIRA.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tirana online attractions planner.

Perth, Australia to Tirana is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Tirana. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 15°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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3
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Korce

Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Medieval Art and Clock Tower of Korce. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Korca Old Bazaar and St. Nicholas Church. When in Korce, make a side trip to see Golik Bridge in Pogradec, approximately Pogradec away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery, get to know the fascinating history of Bulevardi Shen Gjergji, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Art.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Korce trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Korce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Permet.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

1
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Permet

Përmet is a town and a municipality in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. On the 24th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Tekke of Baba Aliu, take some stellar pictures from Guri i Qytetit, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fir of Hotova National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Permet day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Korce to Permet takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Permet

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

2
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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 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy, and then steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster online travel route planner.

Getting from Permet to Gjirokaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lukove.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

1
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Lukove

Lukovë is a village and a former municipality in the Vlorë County, southern Albania. On the 27th (Wed), stroll through Lukova Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lukove trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Lukove in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Lukove

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

1
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Dhermi

On the 28th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Theodore Monastery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave, and then kick back and relax at Palase Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dhermi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lukove to Dhermi by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Dhermi sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Llogara National Park

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Llogara National Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Llogara National Park online visit planner.

Llogara National Park is just a stone's throw from Dhermi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fier.

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
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Fier

Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. On the 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardenica Monastery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fier trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Llogara National Park to Fier in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Fier can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, steep yourself in history at Former Palace of King Nikola I, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory and then make a trip to Lezhe Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fier to Shkoder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Fier in January, you will find days in Shkoder are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.