22 days in Albania Itinerary

22 days in Albania Itinerary

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22 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Tirana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Kruje
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Durres
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ardenice
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Fier
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Vlore
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
7
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Butrint
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Permet
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Korce
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Pogradec
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Elbasan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
16
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
17
Elbasan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Tel Aviv

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night
Tirana

Tirana
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
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Tel Aviv, Israel to Tirana is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tirana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Tirana, with lows around 9°C. 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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kruja Castle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Statue of George W. Bush, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, then step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, and finally stop by Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruje online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tirana to Kruje by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Durres.

Things to do in Kruje

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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): make a trip to Byzantine Forum (Macellum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, then take an in-depth tour of Durres Archaeological Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Durres Castle, and finally get outside with Shark WaterSports.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durres online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kruje to Durres by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Durres can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up 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 ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ardenica Monastery. On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Ardenica Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ardenice route planner.

You can drive from Durres to Ardenice in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ardenice can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary and then explore the ancient world of Apollonia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fier travel itinerary planner.

Fier is just a stone's throw from Ardenice. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car 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, then kick back and relax at Bora Bora Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vlore journey planner .

You can drive from Fier to Vlore in an hour. April in Vlore sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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
Kanine Castle ©
Kanine Castle
Zvernec Monastery ©
Zvernec Monastery

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nights
Himare

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

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by shuttle from Vlore to Himare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vlore to Himare is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Himare when traveling from Vlore in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dhermi
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara

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Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berat tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Himare to Berat in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Himare to Berat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Berat, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
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.
You've now added Blue Eye to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saranda tour planner.

Drive from Berat to Saranda in 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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Saranda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Butrint.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Outdoors

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 striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Butrint trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Saranda to Butrint in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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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, make a trip to Gjirokastra Bazaar, then don't miss a visit to Skenduli House, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Butrint to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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): take in the dramatic natural features at Guri i Qytetit, then get great views at Tekke of Baba Aliu, and then take in the natural beauty of Benja Thermal Baths.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Permet trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Permet takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Permet can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough 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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Korca Old Bazaar. 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, then steep yourself in history at Korca Old Bazaar, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower of Korce.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Korce trip planner .

Traveling by car from Permet to Korce takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Permet to Korce due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pogradec.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme, explore the historical opulence of Pogradec Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Golik Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of National Park of Drilon.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pogradec trip planner.

Traveling by car from Korce to Pogradec takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Elbasan.

Things to do in Pogradec

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme
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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Sahati.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Elbasan trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pogradec to Elbasan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Pogradec in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Elbasan: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.
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Tirana

Tirana ©
Step out of Tirana with an excursion to Petrela Castle in Petrele--about 32 minutes away. Explore Tirana further: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana online holiday planner .

You can drive from Elbasan to Tirana in an hour. Another option is to 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

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

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Elbasan

Elbasan ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of King Mosque and then explore the historical opulence of Kalaja E Elbasanit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park and then have fun at Elbasan Arena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Elbasan journey planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Elbasan in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough 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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