7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

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7 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Shkoder
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h
2
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Tirana
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  19 h
End: Seoul

1
day
Shkoder

Shkoder ©
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 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then get some fabulous bargains at Venice Art Mask Factory, then snap pictures at Mes Bridge, and finally make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder online trip itinerary builder .

Seoul, South Korea to Shkoder is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Shkoder is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Seoul in November, expect Shkoder to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Museums
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

1
night
Saranda

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
On the 22nd (Thu), wander the streets of Butrint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vivar Kanal, and then kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Saranda Embankment, then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saranda trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Shkoder to Saranda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shkoder to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shkoder in November, Saranda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Vivar Kanal ©
Vivar Kanal

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, make a trip to Clock Tower, take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, then stop by City park, then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle. On the next day, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, step into the grandiose world of Petrela Castle, stroll through Grand Park (Parku i Madh), then stroll through Rinia Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tirana online travel route planner .

Drive from Saranda to Tirana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saranda in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tirana, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

City park, Petrela Castle, Durres Amphitheatre, Kruja Castle
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Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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