6 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania trip planner
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Fly
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Tirana
— 1 night
Drive
2
Berat
— 1 day
Drive
3
Himare
— 1 night
Drive
4
Shkoder
— 2 nights
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Tirana — 1 night

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana road trip planning site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tirana is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Tirana. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in Tirana hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You will leave for Berat on the 4th (Fri).
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Berat — 1 day

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, then indulge your senses at 1001 Albanian Adventures, and finally learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Berat day trip planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. August in Berat sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Himare.
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Himare — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Castle of Himara, then kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borsh Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Himare trip maker website.

Drive from Berat to Himare in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Berat in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himare, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.
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Side Trip

Shkoder — 2 nights

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, and finally snap pictures at Mesi Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shkoder online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Himare to Shkoder takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
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.
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