31 days in Albania Itinerary

31 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
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Himare
— 3 nights
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Saranda
— 5 nights
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Gjirokaster
— 3 nights
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Berat
— 4 nights
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Tirana
— 10 nights
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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.
Take a break from Shkoder with a short trip to Valbona Pass in Bajram Curri, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Mesi Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder day trip planning tool.

Fort Myers, USA to Shkoder is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. In May, Shkoder is a bit cooler than Fort Myers - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Himare

Take a break from Himare with a short trip to Dhermi Beach in Dhermi, about 32 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Himare online trip planner.

Getting from Shkoder to Himare by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Shkoder to Himare, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Himare are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Saranda's surroundings by going to Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Llogara National Park (in Llogara National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park, contemplate the long history of Monastery of 40 Saints, kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach, and surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Himare to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Saranda are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
When in Gjirokaster, make a side trip to see Fir of Hotova National Park in Permet, approximately Permet away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, and steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

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You can drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

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 much more to do: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, take in the spiritual surroundings of The King Mosque, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berat day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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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 (Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres Amphitheatre, &more), Petrela Castle (in Petrele) and Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Kruja Castle, &more). Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 27th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, and brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirana trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. May in Tirana sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.