8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Tirana
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Tirana

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nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 16th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Dajti. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, learn about all things military at BunkArt 1, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tirana. In February in Tirana, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
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 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, then snap pictures at Shkoder Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shkoder journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tirana, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Shkoder, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Nature Parks Museums
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Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Fortress, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Berat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©

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 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, then make a trip to Skenduli House, and finally learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House

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nights
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 21st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Butrint.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saranda using our trip planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In February in Saranda, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Spas & Wellness

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