22 days in Albania & Greece Itinerary

22 days in Albania & Greece Itinerary

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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
2
Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
3
Butrint, Albania
— 1 night
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
7
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights


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1
night
Shkoder, Albania

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 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Shkoder is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Shkoder reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

2
nights
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the striking features of Berat Castle, admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and then learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, then see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berat trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shkoder in July since evenings lows in Berat dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Butrint.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Museums · Tours
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Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri

1
night
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Butrint road trip website.

Traveling by car from Berat to Butrint takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Butrint is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in July, Butrint is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Butrint

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

3
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get outdoors at Kalogria Beach and Trani Ammouda Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagios Demetrios and Arch of Galerius. When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, approximately Vergina away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, delve into the distant past at Rotunda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Butrint to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kalogria Beach, Trani Ammouda Beach
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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Venture out of the city with trips to Byzantine Museum of Argos (in Argos) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and examine the collection at The Jewish Museum of Greece.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mycenae, Byzantine Museum of Argos
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Get outdoors at Faliraki Beach and Lindos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum (in Kolimbia). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, and see the interesting displays at Bee Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town attractions tool.

You can fly from Athens to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Rhodes Town hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki Beach, Bee Museum, Ancient Kamiros, Valley of the Butterflies
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Visiting The Natural History Museum of Crete and St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Kazantzakis Museum. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus & Historical Museum of Crete), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon online visit planner.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Souda, St. Nicholas Church, St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), MINOAN'S WORLD
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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