11 days in Albania Itinerary

11 days in Albania Itinerary

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11 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Tirana
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Korce
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Tirana

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Go for a jaunt from Tirana to Petrele to see Petrela Castle about 32 minutes away. On the 18th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Dajti. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tirana. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Petrela Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Shkoder Bridge, snap pictures at Mes Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, and finally get engrossed in the history at Shkoder Historical Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in January, expect nights in Shkoder to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Nature Parks
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Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

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Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Berat Fortress, admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The King Mosque, and finally learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, do a tasting at Cobo Winery, then admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Halveti Teqe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Berat online trip planner .

Getting from Shkoder to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sotira Waterfall
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Nurellari Winery ©
Nurellari Winery
Sotira Waterfall ©
Sotira Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy, contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

Find out how to plan Gjirokaster trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gjirokaster when traveling from Berat in January, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
The Cold War Tunnel ©
The Cold War Tunnel

1
night
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 26th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Butrint.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saranda road trip planner .

Drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Korce.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites
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Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

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Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iljaz Mirahori Mosque, explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Korca Old Bazaar and then make a trip to Voskopoje Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Korce trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Saranda to Korce takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Korce due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

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
Voskopoje Village ©
Voskopoje Village

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