10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

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10 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Shkoder
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tirana
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

1
day
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 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, revel in the low prices at Venice Art Mask Factory, then don't miss a visit to Al-Zamil Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder driving holiday planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Shkoder is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. In October, Shkoder is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, do a tasting at Cobo Winery, then take in the views from Gorica Bridge, and finally make a trip to Quorter Of Gorica.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berat vacation planning site .

Drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
Cobo Winery ©
Cobo Winery
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, then make a trip to Skenduli House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, and finally steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Berat to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berat in October, Gjirokaster is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dhermi.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster Mosque ©
Gjirokaster Mosque
Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gjipe Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara, kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

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

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Dhermi takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Dhermi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 8th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, learn about all things military at BunKart 2, then explore the historical opulence of Petrela Castle, then see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Secret Surveillance. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum in Kruje, then step into the grandiose world of Preza Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Dhermi to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dhermi in October since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Preza Castle, Petrela Castle, Durres Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
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Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves
Preza Castle ©
Preza Castle

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