22 days in Albania Itinerary

22 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tirana
— 1 night
2
Kruje
— 1 night
3
Durres
— 1 night
4
Ardenice
— 1 night
5
Fier
— 1 night
6
Vlore
— 1 night
7
Himare
— 2 nights
8
Berat
— 1 night
9
Saranda
— 1 night
10
Butrint
— 1 night
11
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
12
Permet
— 1 night
13
Korce
— 1 night
14
Pogradec
— 1 night
15
Elbasan
— 1 night
16
Tirana
— 2 nights
17
Elbasan
— 2 nights

1
night
Tirana

Tirana
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana tour builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tirana is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Tirana. You will leave for Kruje on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Tirana

Nightlife Tours Parks
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Kruje

Kruje ©
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. Kruja Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush, thenexamine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, and finally look for gifts at Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kruje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Kruje takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durres.

Things to do in Kruje

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Statue of George W. Bush
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Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) ©
Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter)

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Durres

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Byzantine Forum (Macellum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, thentake an in-depth tour of Durres Archaeological Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Durres Castle, and finally head outdoors with Shark WaterSports.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durres trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kruje to Durres in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ardenice.

Things to do in Durres

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre
Durres Archaeological Museum ©
Durres Archaeological Museum
Shark WaterSports ©
Shark WaterSports

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Ardenice

Ardenice ©
Kolonjë is a village and a former municipality in the Fier County, western Albania. You've now added Ardenica Monastery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardenica Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ardenice tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Durres to Ardenice takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ardenice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fier.

Things to do in Ardenice

Historic Sites
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Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery

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Fier

Fier ©
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. You've now added Apollonia Archaeological Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary and then delve into the distant past at Apollonia Archaeological Park.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fier trip itinerary planning tool.

Fier is just a short distance from Ardenice. April in Fier sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Vlore.

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

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Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kanine Castle, don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, thenhead outdoors with Bora Bora Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vlore online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fier to Vlore by car takes about an hour. April in Vlore sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Himare.

Things to do in Vlore

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bora Bora Beach
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Bora Bora Beach ©
Bora Bora Beach
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

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Himare

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Himare online journey planner.

You can take a shuttle from Vlore to Himare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Himare. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Himare when traveling from Vlore in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhermi
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

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Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, thenexplore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally admire the striking features of Berat Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berat tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Himare to Berat by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Berat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Berat, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

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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.
Blue Eye has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, make a trip to Saranda Embankment, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, thenexplore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Saranda visit planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Saranda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Saranda is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saranda, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

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Butrint

Butrint ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park.

Plan a trip to Butrint easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Saranda to Butrint in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

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Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Gjirokastra Bazaar has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, explore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar, admire the striking features of Skenduli House, thencontemplate the long history of Zekate House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gjirokaster trip simple and quick.

Drive from Butrint to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Permet.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House

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Permet

Permet ©
Përmet is a town and a municipality in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get great views at Guri i Qytetit, take some stellar pictures from Tekke of Baba Aliu, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Benja Thermal Baths.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Permet trip planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Permet in 1.5 hours. In April in Permet, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Permet

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Guri i Qytetit ©
Guri i Qytetit

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Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. You've now added Korca Old Bazaar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Korca Old Bazaar, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower of Korce.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Korce vacation planner.

Drive from Permet to Korce in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Permet to Korce due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pogradec.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Korca Old Bazaar ©
Korca Old Bazaar
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Clock Tower of Korce ©
Clock Tower of Korce

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Pogradec

Pogradec ©
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. On the 16th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme, thenexplore the historical opulence of Pogradec Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Golik Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of National Park of Drilon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pogradec trip builder site.

Drive from Korce to Pogradec in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Pogradec are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Elbasan.

Things to do in Pogradec

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon
Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme ©
Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme

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Elbasan

Elbasan
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Sahati.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Elbasan route maker tool.

Drive from Pogradec to Elbasan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pogradec in April, expect nights in Elbasan to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tirana.
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Tirana

Tirana ©
Go for a jaunt from Tirana to Petrele to see Petrela Castle about 32 minutes away. See some other sides of Tirana: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, don't miss a visit to Peace Bell, take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, and admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tirana online travel planner.

Drive from Elbasan to Tirana in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Elbasan.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Petrela Castle
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Dajti ©
Dajti

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Elbasan

Elbasan ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of King Mosque and then explore the ancient world of Kalaja E Elbasanit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park and then have fun at Elbasan Arena.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Elbasan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tirana to Elbasan in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elbasan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holta Canyon
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Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park ©
Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park
Kalaja E Elbasanit ©
Kalaja E Elbasanit
Elbasan Arena ©
Elbasan Arena

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