15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder
— 2 nights
2
Tirana
— 3 nights
3
Berat
— 2 nights
4
Fier
— 1 night
5
Himare
— 2 nights
6
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
7
Saranda
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, thenexamine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peaks Of The Balkans and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder holiday maker app.

Manchester, UK to Shkoder is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Shkoder. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Shkoder hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Museums Trails
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, and walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tirana online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Tirana, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Durres Amphitheatre, Dajti, Kruja Castle
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, thenadmire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall, thenlearn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, and then make a trip to Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit).

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berat attractions tool.

Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Berat, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fier.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit), Sotira Waterfall
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House

1
night
Fier

Fier ©
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary and then explore the ancient world of Apollonia Archaeological Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fier online tour planner.

Drive from Berat to Fier in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fier can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Himare.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apollonia Archaeological Park
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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Church of St Mary ©
Church of St Mary

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
On the 10th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jale Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Himare trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Fier to Himare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 Fier in September, Himare is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

1
night
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Gjirokastra Bazaar, steep yourself in history at Zekate House, admire the striking features of Skenduli House, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, and finally learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster vacation maker site.

Getting from Himare to Gjirokaster by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

3
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.
Step out of Saranda with an excursion to Blue Eye in Vlore--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, and stroll through Santa Quaranta beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saranda holiday website.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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