8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Berat
— 1 night
2
Himare
— 2 nights
3
Saranda
— 1 night
4
Korce
— 1 night
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, thendo a tasting at Cobo Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Berat trip website.

Milan, Italy to Berat is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Berat, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House
Cobo Winery ©
Cobo Winery
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Livadhi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palase Beach. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara, contemplate the long history of Ali Pasha Castle, and then stroll through Borsh Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Himare trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Berat to Himare in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Himare. Traveling from Berat in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himare, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ali Pasha Castle, Palase Beach, Borsh Beach
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Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Palase Beach
Palase Beach
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thenkick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monastery Beach.

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

Getting from Himare to Saranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Korce.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Monastery Beach ©
Monastery Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Korce route app.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Saranda to Korce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Korca Brewery ©
Korca Brewery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, thenexamine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then pedal to the sights with Bike Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Shkoder day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Korce to Shkoder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. August in Shkoder sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge

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