60 days in Albania Itinerary

60 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania trip planner

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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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Fushe Kuqe
— 2 nights
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Kruje
— 3 nights
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Fushe Preze
— 1 night
Drive
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Durres
— 3 nights
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Pojan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vlore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Llogara National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Himare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saranda
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 4 nights
Drive
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Labove e Siperme
— 1 night
Drive
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Corovode
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 3 nights
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Gramsh
— 2 nights
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Korce
— 3 nights
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Tirana
— 12 nights
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Shkoder

— 4 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.
You've added Peaks Of The Balkans, Valbona Pass, Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Walking tours and Shengjin Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Kole Idromeno Street and Lezhe Castle. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, and relax and rejuvenate at Elixir Spa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder day trip planning tool.

Salt Lake City, USA to Shkoder is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In September in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fushe Kuqe.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Fushe Kuqe

— 2 nights
Fushë Kuqe is a village and a former municipality in the Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. Rodoni Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Patok Lagoon and then explore the historical opulence of Rodoni Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fushe Kuqe route tool.

You can drive from Shkoder to Fushe Kuqe in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Fushe Kuqe can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Kruje.

Things to do in Fushe Kuqe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruje

— 3 nights
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. You've added Lake Bovilla, Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, and other attractions to your itinerary. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Parku Kombetar i Qafe Shtames. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kruje driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fushe Kuqe to Kruje by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Kruje are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fushe Preze.

Things to do in Kruje

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fushe Preze

— 1 night
Fushë-Prezë is a village in the former municipality of Prezë in Tirana County, Albania. You've now added Preza Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fushe Preze travel itinerary planner.

Fushe Preze is just a short distance from Kruje. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Durres.

Things to do in Fushe Preze

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Durres

— 3 nights
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Anthony Church, Royal Villa of Durres, Gjiri I Lalzit, and other attractions. We've included these beaches for you: The Beach Bar and Kallmi Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Spille Beach and Shark WaterSports. Step out of Durres with an excursion to Laguna e Karavastase in Divjake--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Duka Winery and Vineyard, look for gifts at Vitrinat Shoe Shop, and make a trip to Byzantine Forum (Macellum).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Durres online visit planner.

Durres is just a short distance from Fushe Preze. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pojan.

Things to do in Durres

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Pojan

— 2 nights
Pojan is a village and a former municipality in the Korçë County, southeastern Albania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Apollonia Archaeological Park. On the 7th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Apollonia Archaeological Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pojan trip planner.

You can drive from Durres to Pojan in 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Vlore.

Things to do in Pojan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Vlore

— 4 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of Independence, Church of St Mary, Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Ali Pasha Castle and Muradie Mosque. Get a sense of the local culture at Orikum Archaeological Park and Ethnographic Museum, Vlore. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Byllis Archaeological Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vlore trip builder app.

Getting from Pojan to Vlore by car takes about an hour. October in Vlore sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Vlore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llogara National Park

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palase Beach as well as Llogara National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Llogara National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Llogara National Park takes an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Llogara National Park due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Himare on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Himare

— 3 nights
You've added The Castle of Himara, Llamani Beach, Borsh Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Himara Seas The Day and Filikuri Beach will get you outdoors.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Himare trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Llogara National Park to Himare in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Saranda

— 6 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
You've added Plazhi i Krorezes, Lori Beach, Santa Quaranta beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lukova Beach and Plazhi Paradise. Get some historical perspective at Synagogue Complex and Monastery of 40 Saints. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, explore the ancient world of Agios Saranda, head outdoors with Delight Plus Beach Bar, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

You can plan Saranda trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Himare to Saranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. October in Saranda sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:

Gjirokaster

— 4 nights

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
You've added Guri i Qytetit, Gjirokaster Mosque, The Cold War Tunnel, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Gjirokaster, make a side trip to see Tekke of Baba Aliu in Permet, approximately Permet away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gjirokaster road trip planner.

Getting from Saranda to Gjirokaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Labove e Siperme.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Labove e Siperme

— 1 night
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Labove e Siperme day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Labove e Siperme takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Corovode.

Things to do in Labove e Siperme

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Corovode

— 2 nights
Çorovodë, also written as Çorovoda is a town and a former municipality in Berat County, Albania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit). On the 30th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit).

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Corovode online journey planner.

Getting from Labove e Siperme to Corovode by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Labove e Siperme to Corovode is minus 1 hour. October in Corovode sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Berat.
Highlights from your trip

Berat

— 3 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Holy Trinity Church, National Iconographic Museum Onufri, National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to 1001 Albanian Adventures and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at Cobo Winery and Nurellari Winery and Guest House. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berat trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Corovode to Berat in an hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Corovode in October; daily highs in Berat reach 75°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gramsh.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gramsh

— 2 nights
Gramsh is a town and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Sotira Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Holta Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall, and then explore the activities along Liqeni i Dushkut.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Gramsh tour planner.

Getting from Berat to Gramsh by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for Korce on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Gramsh

Parks · Nature

Korce

— 3 nights
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Korca Old Bazaar, Archaeological Museum, Korca and National Education Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral and French Military Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Medieval Art and Museum of Oriental Art. When in Korce, make a side trip to see National Park of Drilon in Pogradec, approximately Pogradec away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, steep yourself in history at Iljaz Mirahori Mosque, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Korce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gramsh to Korce takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Tirana

— 12 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Clock Tower, Museum of Secret Surveillance, Bektashi World Center, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Gallery E.RIRA and Petrela Castle. VivArt Gallery and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Cyclops' Eye (in Krrabe) and Elbasan (Clock Tower Sahati, Mosque Pasha, &more). Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in sumptuous surroundings at Deluxe Spa & Massage, pick up some local products at Pazari i Ri, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rruga Murat Toptani.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana online travel planner.

Getting from Korce to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.