15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Gjirokaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Tirana
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) as well as Fatih Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Kruja Castle in Kruje (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, and explore the stunning scenery at Canyons of Erzen River.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Tirana at 15°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kruje, Dajti, Canyons of Erzen River, Fatih Mosque
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quarter Of Gorica, Halveti Teqe and Albania Rafting Group. On the 9th (Sun), relax and float downstream with Albania Rafting Group, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Teqe, then make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berat online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Berat sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Sotira Waterfall
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Sotira Waterfall ©
Sotira Waterfall
Quarter Of Gorica ©
Quarter Of Gorica

3
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gjirokastra Bazaar as well as Ethnographic Museum. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum and then don't miss a visit to Gjirokastra Bazaar. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye and then steep yourself in history at Gjirokaster.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Berat to Gjirokaster takes 3 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 January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gjirokaster, with lows around 5°C. You will leave for Saranda on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pulebardha Beach as well as Lekuresi Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Benja Thermal Baths (in Permet), Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and The Castle of Himara (in Himare). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and stroll through Santa Quaranta beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saranda sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Saranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durres.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Castle of Himara, Benja Thermal Baths, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) as well as Fatih Mosque. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, then stop by Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), and then make a trip to Clock Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tirana day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Saranda to Tirana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saranda in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tirana, with lows of 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fatih Mosque, Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter)
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Fatih Mosque ©
Fatih Mosque
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) ©
Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter)

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