8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania journey builder

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Tirana
— 1 day
Drive
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Dhermi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Permet
— 1 night
Drive
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Berat
— 1 night
Drive
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Pogradec
— 1 night
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Tirana

— 1 day
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

Plan my day in Tirana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tirana. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dhermi.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites
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Dhermi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhermi Beach and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach.

Plan my day in Dhermi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Dhermi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. 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 bit warmer evenings in Dhermi when traveling from Tirana in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Saranda

— 3 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Butrint National Park and Pulebardha Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and Santa Quaranta beach. Explore Saranda's surroundings by going to Gjirokaster (in Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saranda itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dhermi to Saranda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Saranda are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Permet.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Permet

— 1 night
Përmet is a town and a municipality in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. On the 28th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Benja Thermal Baths and then get great views at Guri i Qytetit.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Permet tour website.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Permet takes 2.5 hours. In August in Permet, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Permet

Parks · Nature
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Berat

— 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and then awaken your taste buds at 1001 Albanian Adventures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berat trip builder site.

You can drive from Permet to Berat in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Permet in August since evenings lows in Berat dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Pogradec.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Pogradec

— 1 night
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Drilon.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Pogradec tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Berat to Pogradec in 3 hours. Traveling from Berat in August, expect Pogradec to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Pogradec

Parks · Nature
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Albania travel guide

3.9
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.

Korce County travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Art Museums · Churches
Korçë County is one of the 12 counties of Albania, located in the eastern part of the country. The population at the 2011 census was 220,357, in an area of 3711 km². It is the largest county of Albania by area. Its capital is the city Korçë.TopographyTopographically, most of Korçë County is elevated, including the Gramos range, which forms the connection between the Scardus to the north and the Pindus range to the south.BordersKorçë's eastern border is also Albania's eastern border, as the county borders the Republic of Macedonia to the northeast and Greece to the southeast. Domestically, it borders on Gjirokastër County (southwest). Berat County (west) and Elbasan County (northwest).PeopleMost of the region's inhabitants are ethnic Albanians, but there are also important communities of Greeks, Macedonians, Aromanians and Roma. With regards to religion, the region hosts large concentrations of both Muslims and Orthodox Christians. According to the last national census from 2011, the county has 220,357 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include Albanians, Greeks, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Aromanians, Romani, Egyptians.

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