6 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

6 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albanian Riviera route planner

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Make it your trip
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Vlore
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Himare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ksamil
— 2 nights
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Vlore

— 1 night
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Muradie Mosque, make a trip to Zvernec Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanine Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vlore trip planner.

Tirana to Vlore is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and train. In May, daytime highs in Vlore are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will leave for Himare on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites

Himare

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, step into the grandiose world of Kalaja e Borshit, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, Head underground at Pirate's Cave, and then kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Himare trip builder tool.

You can take a shuttle from Vlore to Himare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ksamil.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ksamil

— 2 nights
Ksamil Ksamili; is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Butrint National Park and Vivar Kanal. The adventure continues: get outside with Tre Ishujt.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ksamil trip website.

You can drive from Himare to Ksamil in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Ksamil

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip