5 days in Albania Itinerary

5 days in Albania Itinerary

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5 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Tirana
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Tirana

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Step out of Tirana to go to Kruje and see Kruja Castle, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana online vacation planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tirana. February in Tirana sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Kruja Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berat journey maker.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Berat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, then don't miss a visit to Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shkoder driving holiday planner.

Getting from Berat to Shkoder by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge

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