6 days in Albania Itinerary

6 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Shkoder
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Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive
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Himare
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Vlorë, Drive to Ura Vajgurore
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Ura Vajgurore
— 1 night
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Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Shkoder

— 1 night
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): snap pictures at Mesi Bridge and then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder journey maker tool.

Newark, USA to Shkoder is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Shkoder is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Himare

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Palase Beach and then stroll through Livadhi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, contemplate the long history of Ali Pasha Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borsh Beach.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Himare road trip planning website.

You can drive from Shkoder to Himare in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Shkoder to Himare is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ura Vajgurore.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ura Vajgurore

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery.

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

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Himare to Ura Vajgurore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Ura Vajgurore. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ura Vajgurore

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Albania travel guide

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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.