6 days in Albania Itinerary

6 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Valbona
— 1 night
Drive
3
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Tirana

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and House of Leaves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Preza Castle. When in Tirana, make a side trip to see Statue of George W. Bush in Fushe Kruje, approximately Fushe Kruje away. There's still lots to do: soak away your stress at Deluxe Spa & Massage and examine the collection at Bektashi World Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip itinerary site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tirana is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Tirana reach 27°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Valbona.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Valbona

— 1 night
You've now added Valbona Valley National Park to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Valbona Valley National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Valbona online journey planner.

Getting from Tirana to Valbona by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Valbona

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Shkoder

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory, and finally snap pictures at Mesi Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shkoder trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Valbona to Shkoder by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.