9 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

9 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Vlore
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Himare
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Butrint
— 1 night
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Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu, Fly to London

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Vlore — 3 nights

Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Venture out of the city with trips to Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan), Church of St Mary (in Fier) and Berat (National Ethnographic Museum Berat & Berat Castle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Kanine Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vlore online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa. In March, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Himare.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Himare — 4 nights

Step out of Himare with an excursion to Dhermi Beach in Dhermi--about 32 minutes away.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Himare visit planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Vlore to Himare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlore in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Himare, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Butrint.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Butrint — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Butrint, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Himare to Butrint by car takes about 2 hours. March in Butrint sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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