16 days in Albania Itinerary

16 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder
— 2 nights
2
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
3
Saranda
— 2 nights
4
Himare
— 2 nights
5
Fier
— 1 night
6
Berat
— 2 nights
7
Tirana
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, thenexamine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Mesi Bridge and then trek along Peaks Of The Balkans.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shkoder trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Shkoder is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get little chillier in Shkoder: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Museums Trails
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Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
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 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Gjirokastra Bazaar, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, thentake an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gjirokaster. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit and then identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster trip builder app.

You can drive from Shkoder to Gjirokaster in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Shkoder to Gjirokaster is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gjirokaster when traveling from Shkoder in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Butrint National Park and then kick back and relax at Santa Quaranta beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, explore the activities along Blue Eye, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saranda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gjipe Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Jale Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fier.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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
Fier

Fier ©
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary and then delve into the distant past at Apollonia Archaeological Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fier vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Himare to Fier in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Fier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fier, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

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
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): 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 landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall, do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, and then make a trip to Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Berat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fier to Berat takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Parks Nature

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
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

4
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Kruje (Ethnographic Museum of Kruja & Kruja Castle) and Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana road trip app.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kruje, Durres Amphitheatre, Dajti
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Dajti ©
Dajti

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