7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
4
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Tirana

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip site.

Cairo, Egypt to Tirana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Tirana. Traveling from Cairo in February, things will get a bit cooler in Tirana: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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Berat

— 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Iconographic Museum Onufri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berat planning site.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Berat are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Gjirokaster

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gjirokaster journey builder tool.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gjirokaster, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder trip planner.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Shkoder by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in February, expect Shkoder to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Albania travel guide

3.9
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.