7 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Shkoder
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Shkoder
Drive
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Berat
— 1 day
Drive
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Himare
— 2 nights
Drive to Gjirokastër, Bus to Korce
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Korce
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana
— 1 night
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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.
To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shkoder online day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Shkoder is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for much hotter days in Shkoder, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Berat.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The King Mosque, and then awaken your taste buds at 1001 Albanian Adventures.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat trip maker tool.

You can drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Shkoder in August, Berat is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Himare.
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Himare — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, kick back and relax at Filikuri Beach, and then cast your line with Himara Seas The Day. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jale Beach, then kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave.

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Getting from Berat to Himare by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Himare is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Berat in August since evenings lows in Himare dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Korce.
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Side Trip

Korce — 1 night

Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Muzeu Oriental , explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Korca Old Bazaar.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Korce trip planner.

Do a combination of car and bus from Himare to Korce in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Tirana.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Tirana — 1 night

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Make your Tirana itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Korce to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Tirana sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).
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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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