9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, thentake an in-depth tour of BunkArt 2, thenget engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana vacation planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Tirana is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Tirana. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect nights in Tirana to be colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berat road trip site.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, explore the activities along Blue Eye, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Pulebardha Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Saranda online tour planner.

Drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saranda, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhermi Beach and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jale Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Himare tour planner.

You can drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, thenexplore the activities along Shkodra Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Shkoder trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Himare to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Shkoder, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory

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