28 days in Albania Itinerary

28 days in Albania Itinerary

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Tirana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shkoder
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Gramsh
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Korce
— 4 nights
Bus
6
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Saranda
— 5 nights
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Tirana

— 6 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Petrela Castle (in Petrele), Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Durres (Durres Castle, Durres Amphitheatre, &more). Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, discover the deep blue sea with Albania Adventure, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tirana trip itinerary site.

Paris, France to Tirana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: highs in Tirana hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Shkoder

— 4 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.
When in Shkoder, make a side trip to see Thethi-Guide in Theth, approximately Theth away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berat

— 4 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Berat side-trips: Ardenica Monastery (in Ardenice), Ethnographic Museum, Vlore (in Vlore) and Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Iconographic Museum Onufri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and don't miss a visit to Byllis Archaeological Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat online travel route planner.

Drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. March in Berat sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gramsh.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gramsh

— 2 nights
Gramsh is a town and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. On the 19th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Liqeni i Dushkut. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Holta Canyon.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramsh trip builder.

Drive from Berat to Gramsh in 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, and contemplate the long history of Clock Tower of Korce.

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Traveling by car from Gramsh to Korce takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy and then steep yourself in history at Zekate House. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

Make your Gjirokaster itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a bus from Korce to Gjirokaster in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. In March in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Saranda

— 5 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kalaja e Borshit (in Borsh), Fir of Hotova National Park (in Permet) and Himare (The Castle of Himara & Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach, don't miss a visit to Phoenice Archaeological Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye.

Before you visit Saranda, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In March in Saranda, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.