7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Corfu, Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Butrint
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Butrint
— 1 day
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Berat
— 1 night
Drive
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Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana
— 3 nights
Fly

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Butrint

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Butrint is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Butrint. Traveling from Prague in May, expect Butrint to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster sightseeing planner.

Drive from Butrint to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

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 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berat itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Museums

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 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then make a trip to Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Shkoder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Shkoder takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Tirana

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Take a break from Tirana with a short trip to Kruja Castle in Kruje, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, and learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1.

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

Getting from Shkoder to Tirana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. In May in Tirana, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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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.