9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder
— 1 night
2
Tirana
— 2 nights
3
Berat
— 1 night
4
Saranda
— 1 night
5
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shkoder trip itinerary site.

Sohag, Egypt to Shkoder is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sohag to Shkoder, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sohag in July: high temperatures in Shkoder hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, make a trip to Clock Tower, thentake an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, thenlearn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, thenappreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, and finally walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in July, Tirana is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berat trip planning site.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
River Rafting & Tubing
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri

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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saranda trip planner.

You can drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Saranda. Traveling from Berat in July, Saranda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Zekate House, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster vacation tool.

Getting from Saranda to Gjirokaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

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