8 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

8 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tirana
Drive:  2 h
— 1 day
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Tirana


Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. On the 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Kanine Castle, make a trip to Zvernec Monastery, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, and finally appreciate the history behind Muradie Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vlore trip builder.

Tirana to Vlore is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Himare.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Museums
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Kanine Castle ©
Kanine Castle
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery
Muradie Mosque ©
Muradie Mosque


Himare ©
Change things up with a short trip to Dhermi Beach in Dhermi (about 32 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Himare trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Vlore to Himare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ksamil.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach


Ksamil ©
Ksamil Ksamili; is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Vivar Kanal and then get outside with Tre Ishujt.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ksamil travel route planner.

You can drive from Himare to Ksamil in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ksamil are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ksamil

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Tre Ishujt ©
Tre Ishujt
Vivar Kanal ©
Vivar Kanal