14 days in Albania Itinerary

14 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Shkoder
— 2 nights
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Tirana

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Durres (Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres Amphitheatre, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tirana trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tirana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tirana, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Berat

— 2 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): awaken your taste buds at 1001 Albanian Adventures, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berat trip site.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Gjirokaster

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Gjirokaster trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Berat in July since evenings lows in Gjirokaster dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Saranda

— 3 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Step out of Saranda with an excursion to Blue Eye in Vlore--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda attractions tool.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Saranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Himare

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with Himara Seas The Day, then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Himare itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Himare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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 30th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder online road trip planner.

Getting from Himare to Shkoder by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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 July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Albania travel guide

3.9
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.