26 days in Albania Itinerary

26 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tirana
— 6 nights
2
Berat
— 3 nights
3
Gjirokaster
— 3 nights
4
Saranda
— 4 nights
5
Himare
— 3 nights
6
Shkoder
— 4 nights

6
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Kruja Castle, &more) and Durres (The Beach Bar, Durres Archaeological Museum, &more). Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tirana day trip planning app.

Sohag, Egypt to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Tirana is a bit cooler than Sohag - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Durres, Kruje
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

3
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Go for a jaunt from Berat to Pojan to see Apollonia Archaeological Park about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berat trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Apollonia Archaeological Park
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gjirokaster: Permet (Guri i Qytetit & Tekke of Baba Aliu) and Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit (in Labove e Siperme). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Gjirokaster, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, make a trip to Gjirokastra Bazaar, and steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster itinerary maker website.

Getting from Berat to Gjirokaster by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Berat in August since evenings lows in Gjirokaster dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Permet, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

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.
Step out of Saranda to go to Vlore and see Blue Eye, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, get outside with Delight Plus Beach Bar, and take a leisurely stroll along Saranda Embankment.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saranda route planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Phoenice Archaeological Park, Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

3
nights
Himare

Himare ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Himare: Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi) and Palase Beach (in Palase).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Himare holiday planner.

Getting from Saranda to Himare by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ali Pasha Castle, Dhermi Beach, Palase Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

4
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.
Step out of Shkoder with an excursion to Komani Lake in Koman--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, take in the views from Mesi Bridge, view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, and steep yourself in history at Rruga Kole Idromeno (улица Коль Идромено).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shkoder attractions site.

Drive from Himare to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Shkoder. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Komani Lake
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Komani Lake ©
Komani Lake

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