28 days in Albania Itinerary

28 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania travel route planner

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Gramsh
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Gramsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korce
— 4 nights
Bus to Kakavia, Drive to Saranda
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Saranda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tirana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shkoder
— 5 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Islamabad International Airport

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Gramsh

— 2 nights
Gramsh is a town and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall and then explore the activities along Liqeni i Dushkut. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Holta Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Gramsh online trip itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Gramsh is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Gramsh is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Gramsh

Nature · Parks

Korce

— 4 nights
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Explore Korce's surroundings by going to Pogradec (National Park of Drilon & Golik Bridge). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, delve into the distant past at Paleochristian Church, contemplate the long history of Clock Tower of Korce, and walk around Parku Rinia.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Korce trip builder tool.

Drive from Gramsh to Korce in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Korce

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Saranda

— 4 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saranda: Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Permet (Fir of Hotova National Park & Benja Thermal Baths). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, get engrossed in the history at Sarande Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Saranda Embankment.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saranda travel route planner.

Getting from Korce to Saranda by combination of bus and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Korce to Saranda. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Gjirokaster

— 2 nights

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 12th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Zekate House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Skenduli House, step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then explore the historical opulence of Gjirokaster.

To plan Gjirokaster vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Berat

— 4 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Berat: Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta (in Lushnje) and Vlore (National Museum of Independence, Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and snap pictures at Gorica Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Gjirokaster to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gjirokaster in February since evenings lows in Berat dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tirana

— 6 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and The Cave of Pellumbas (in Pellumbas). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana trip planner.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:

Shkoder

— 5 nights
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valbona Pass (in Bajram Curri) and Lezhe Castle (in Lezhe). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and soothe aching muscles at Elixir Spa.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip maker app.

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a train. While traveling from Tirana, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Shkoder, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.