9 days in Saranda & Albanian Riviera Itinerary

9 days in Saranda & Albanian Riviera Itinerary

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9 days in Saranda & Albanian Riviera Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Saranda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Tirana

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit and Gjirokaster Mosque. Agios Saranda and Lekuresi Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saranda: Gjirokaster (Gjirokastra Bazaar, Gjirokaster, &more), Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Sarande Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, get outside with Bora Bora Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulebardha Beach.

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Tirana to Saranda is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tirana in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saranda, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Gjirokaster Mosque ©
Gjirokaster Mosque
Agios Saranda ©
Agios Saranda

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Jale Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dhermi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Dhermi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Dhermi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Dhermi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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