29 days in Albania Itinerary

29 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Shkoder
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Shkoder
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vlore
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive to Kakavia, Bus to Korce
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Korce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tirana
— 7 nights
Fly

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nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shkoder: Lezhe (Skenderbeg Tomb & Lezhe Castle) and Patok Lagoon (in Fushe Kuqe). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, snap pictures at Mesi Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ebu Bekr Mosque.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shkoder online holiday maker.

Grand Junction, USA to Shkoder is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, Shkoder is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Rozafa Castle ©
Castle
Rozafa Castle
4.5
Shkodra Lake ©
Water Body
Shkodra Lake
4.1

3
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Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Go for a jaunt from Berat to Gramsh to see Sotira Waterfall about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, trek along with 1001 Albanian Adventures, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Berat trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Berat Castle ©
Must see
Berat Castle
4.5
Quarter Of Gorica ©
Landmark
Quarter Of Gorica
4.1

3
nights
Vlore

Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Take a break from Vlore with a short trip to Apollonia Archaeological Park in Pojan, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Blue Eye, don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muradie Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

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

You can drive from Berat to Vlore in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Blue Eye ©
Must see
Blue Eye
4.2

3
nights
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.
Step out of Gjirokaster to go to Labove e Siperme and see Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gjirokaster day trip planner.

Drive from Vlore to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vlore in October, Gjirokaster is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Gjirokaster ©
Military Museum
Gjirokaster
4.2
Nature&joy ©
Wildlife Area
Nature&joy
5.0
Skenduli House ©
Architectural Building
Skenduli House
4.6

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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: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, and step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saranda online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Korce.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Lekuresi Castle
Castle
Lekuresi Castle
3.9
Saranda Jeep ©
Must see
Saranda Jeep
4.9

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Korce

Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Take a break from Korce with a short trip to National Park of Drilon in Pogradec, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Korca Old Bazaar, and sample the tasty concoctions at Korca Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Korce trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Saranda to Korce in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Korce. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
National Park of Drilon ©
National Park
National Park of Drilon
4.1
Museum of Oriental Art ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Oriental Art
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Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirana: Durres (Fatih Mosque, Durres Amphitheatre, &more), Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Kruja Castle, &more) and Petrela Castle (in Petrele). Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tirana travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Korce to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8
Skanderbeg Square ©
Landmark
Skanderbeg Square
3.5

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