13 days in Albania Itinerary

13 days in Albania Itinerary

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13 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Prague
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Drive:  16​h
1
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tirana
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Prague

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Berat vacation maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Berat is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and car. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in May, with highs in Berat at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

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

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Gjirokaster. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Zekate House and then identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gjirokaster online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Berat to Gjirokaster by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster is 1 hour. May in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Santa Quaranta beach, then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

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You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. May in Saranda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Dhermi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Livadhi Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Himare online trip builder.

Drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shkoder online tour planner.

Getting from Himare to Shkoder by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Shkoder. In May, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Durres (Durres Archaeological Museum & Durres Amphitheatre). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Durres, Kruja Castle
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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