8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tirana
— 1 night
Drive
2
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive
4
Himare
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Memphis International Airport

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1
night
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) and then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tirana road trip planning site.

Memphis, USA to Tirana is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Memphis to Tirana. Traveling from Memphis in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tirana, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Must see
Bunk'Art 1
4.6
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
History Museum
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
3.8
Kruja Castle ©
Castle
Kruja Castle
4.4

1
night
Gjirokaster

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Zekate House, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Gjirokaster.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tirana to Gjirokaster in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Gjirokaster ©
Must see
Gjirokaster
4.2
Zekate House ©
Historic Site
Zekate House
4.5
Ethnographic Museum ©
History Museum
Ethnographic Museum
3.2

1
night
Saranda

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Butrint National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saranda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Himare

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jale Beach and then stroll through Gjipe Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Himare online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Himare takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Gjipe Beach ©
Must see
Gjipe Beach
4.5
Jale Beach ©
Beach
Jale Beach
3.7

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder road trip site.

You can drive from Himare to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In May in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Rozafa Castle ©
Must see
Rozafa Castle
4.5

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