26 days in Albania Itinerary

26 days in Albania Itinerary

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Tirana
— 2 nights
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Elbasan
— 1 night
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Berat
— 3 nights
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Korce
— 1 night
5
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
6
Saranda
— 3 nights
7
Himare
— 2 nights
8
Dhermi
— 1 night
9
Vlore
— 2 nights
10
Durres
— 2 nights
11
Bajram Curri
— 1 night
12
Valbona
— 1 night
13
Shkoder
— 2 nights

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Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Clock Tower, admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", then admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tirana tour itinerary maker site.

New York City, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Tirana to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Elbasan.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
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History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8
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Landmark
Skanderbeg Square
3.5

1
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Elbasan

Elbasan ©
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Pasha, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower Sahati, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Kalaja E Elbasanit.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Elbasan trip planner.

Drive from Tirana to Elbasan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Elbasan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
King Mosque
3.4

3
nights
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 landmark architecture of Berat Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and make a trip to Bulevardi Republika.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berat trip tool.

Traveling by car from Elbasan to Berat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Berat sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Berat Castle
4.5

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Korca Old Bazaar, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Korce trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Berat to Korce in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Korca Old Bazaar
4.0

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then steep yourself in history at Gjirokaster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, then steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster trip planner.

Getting from Korce to Gjirokaster by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Military Museum
Gjirokaster
4.2
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Historic Site
Zekate House
4.5
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Architectural Building
Skenduli House
4.6

3
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.
Saranda is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, explore the activities along Vivar Kanal, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saranda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Castle
Lekuresi Castle
3.9
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Must see
Saranda Jeep
4.9

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Jale Beach, then step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara, and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with Himara Seas The Day and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Gjipe Beach
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
4.3

1
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Dhermi

Dhermi ©
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Dhermi Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave, and then stroll through Palase Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dhermi online day trip planner.

Dhermi is just a stone's throw from Himare. In June, daytime highs in Dhermi are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Vlore.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Dhermi Beach
4.3
Beach
Palase Beach
4.5
Cave
Pirate's Cave
3.9

2
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Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Apollonia Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kanine Castle, then don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Muradie Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vlore road trip planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Dhermi to Vlore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dhermi to Vlore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dhermi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vlore, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durres.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
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Durres

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, then get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, make a trip to Byzantine Forum (Macellum), then look for gifts at Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durres online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Vlore to Durres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and train. In June, daily temperatures in Durres can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bajram Curri.

Things to do in Durres

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Durres Amphitheatre
3.3

1
night
Bajram Curri

Bajram Curri
Bajram Curri is a town situated in northern of Albania, near the border with Kosovo, in a remote, mostly mountainous region. To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bajram Curri holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Durres to Bajram Curri in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. In June, daytime highs in Bajram Curri are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You'll set off for Valbona on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Bajram Curri

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

1
night
Valbona

Valbona ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Valbona Valley National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valbona planning site.

You can drive from Bajram Curri to Valbona in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Valbona

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

2
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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.
Shkoder is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valbona to Shkoder takes 4 hours. In June in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Rozafa Castle
4.5
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Water Body
Shkodra Lake
4.1
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Walking tour
Walking tours
5.0

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