9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Shkoder
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Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korce
— 1 night
Bus
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Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Berat
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to McCarran International Airport

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Shkoder is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Shkoder is 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Shkoder to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, take an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2, then get engrossed in the history at Bektashi World Center, then take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, and finally admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Clock Tower, then examine the collection at House of Leaves, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. In November in Tirana, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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Korce

Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Paleochristian Church, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Korce trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Korce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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Gjirokaster

City of Stone

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 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then step into the grandiose world of Gjirokaster.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gjirokaster trip itinerary website.

Take a bus from Korce to Gjirokaster in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

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Berat

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally do a tasting at Cobo Winery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berat trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in November, plan for little chillier nights in Berat, with lows around 44°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Albania travel guide

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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.