27 days in Albania Itinerary

27 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saranda
— 4 nights
2
Himare
— 3 nights
3
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
4
Korce
— 4 nights
5
Berat
— 3 nights
6
Shkoder
— 4 nights
7
Tirana
— 6 nights

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. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park, don't miss a visit to Phoenice Archaeological Park, get outside with Bora Bora Beach, and kick back and relax at Santa Quaranta beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saranda driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Saranda is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from London to Saranda, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Saranda reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Eye, Butrint National Park, Phoenice Archaeological Park
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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: Palase Beach (in Palase) and Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himare itinerary planner.

Drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. August in Himare sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then contemplate the long history of Zekate House. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gjirokaster, step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Himare to Gjirokaster takes 2.5 hours. In August in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Korce.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

4
nights
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Change things up with these side-trips from Korce: National Park of Drilon (in Pogradec) and St. Nicholas Church (in Moscopole). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Art, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morava Mountain.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Korce trip planner.

Take a bus from Gjirokaster to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Korce is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Korce

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Park of Drilon, St. Nicholas Church
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National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Museum of Oriental Art ©
Museum of Oriental Art

3
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Berat with an excursion to Apollonia Archaeological Park in Pojan--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berat route maker.

You can drive from Korce to Berat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Berat are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Shkoder.

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

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 to go to Koman and see Komani Lake, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, take in the views from Mesi Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shkoder driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Shkoder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Durres (Shark WaterSports, Durres Archaeological Museum, &more) and Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Kruja Castle, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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