8 days in Sofia, Albanian Riviera & Saranda Itinerary

8 days in Sofia, Albanian Riviera & Saranda Itinerary

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8 days in Sofia, Albanian Riviera & Saranda Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Dhermi, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, and wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiport is Sofia Airport. In September, daytime highs in Sofia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dhermi.

Things to do in Sofia

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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

1
night
Dhermi, Albania

Dhermi ©
On the 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dhermi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Dhermi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in September; daily highs in Dhermi reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saranda.

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Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

1
night
Saranda, Albania

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 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

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Drive from Dhermi to Saranda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. September in Saranda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saranda

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Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

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