7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Memmingen Allgau Airport

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Tirana

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana Free Walking Tour has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tirana itinerary tool.

Memmingen, Germany to Tirana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Memmingen in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tirana: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Berat

— 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Berat trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Berat are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Saranda

— 1 night
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Saranda trip site.

Getting from Berat to Saranda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Saranda is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Saranda, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Gjirokaster, steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, and then identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gjirokaster day trip app.

You can drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

Shkoder

— 1 night
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Shkoder by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In March in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 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.