20 days in Albania Itinerary

20 days in Albania Itinerary

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Tirana
— 3 nights
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Berat
— 3 nights
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Vlore
— 2 nights
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Himare
— 3 nights
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Saranda
— 3 nights
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Gjirokaster
— 1 night
7
Shkoder
— 4 nights

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Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durres (Durres Castle, Durres Amphitheatre, &more) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, examine the collection at House of Leaves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip itinerary tool.

Detroit, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, you will find days in Tirana are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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.
Berat is known for museums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

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

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Berat are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
River Rafting & Tubing
 1001 Albanian Adventures ©
1001 Albanian Adventures

2
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Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Muradie Mosque and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Apollonia Archaeological Park.

You can plan Vlore trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Berat to Vlore in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Himare.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Muradie Mosque ©
Muradie Mosque

3
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Get out of town with these interesting Himare side-trips: Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi) and Palase Beach (in Palase).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Himare trip builder tool.

You can take a shuttle from Vlore to Himare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlore in August, Himare is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

3
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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.
Saranda is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, get outside with Bora Bora Beach, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saranda road trip site.

Drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saranda are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Saranda Jeep ©
Saranda Jeep

1
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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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gjirokaster online road trip planner.

Drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. In August in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Shkoder to Koman to see Komani Lake about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, and explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Shkoder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Shkoder. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Komani Lake ©
Komani Lake

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