8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 30​min
1
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tirana
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach, then explore the activities along Vivar Kanal, and then take a stroll through Butrint. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter.

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London, UK to Saranda is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Saranda is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect Saranda to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vivar Kanal, Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Palase Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dhermi holiday builder app .

Getting from Saranda to Dhermi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Dhermi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Himare, Palase Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Palase Beach ©
Palase Beach

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 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gjirokaster Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, make a trip to Skenduli House, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then step into the grandiose world of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster online holiday planner .

Getting from Dhermi to Gjirokaster by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Fortress, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The King Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Berat trip planner .

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Berat, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Historic Sites
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©

1
night
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, get engrossed in the history at BunKart 2, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally learn about all things military at BunkArt 1.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tirana online route planner .

Getting from Berat to Tirana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque

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