17 days in Albania Itinerary

17 days in Albania Itinerary

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17 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Pristina
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Korce
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Saranda
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Vlore
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Tirana
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Permet
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Borsh
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Drive:  3 h
9
Divjake
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Elbasan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Pristina

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Korca Old Bazaar as well as Morava Mountain. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Morava Mountain, steep yourself in history at Korca Old Bazaar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Korce holiday planner.

Pristina, Kosovo to Korce is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Korca Old Bazaar ©
Korca Old Bazaar

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 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel, then identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum, steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then admire the striking features of Skenduli House.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Korce to Gjirokaster takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Gjirokaster, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, Tre Ishujt, Gjipe Beach, and other attractions. On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with Tre Ishujt, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach, then steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda day trip planning app .

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. April in Saranda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Vlore.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Gjipe Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Tre Ishujt ©
Tre Ishujt
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

1
night
Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. You've now added National Museum of Independence to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Independence and then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vlore road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Saranda to Vlore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Vlore when traveling from Saranda in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Vlore

Museums
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National Museum of Independence ©
National Museum of Independence
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

1
night
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana Free Walking Tour has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally take in the local highlights with Tirana Free Walking Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque and then contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tirana day trip tool .

Drive from Vlore to Tirana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Tirana sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Durres Amphitheatre
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Tirana Free Walking Tour ©
Tirana Free Walking Tour
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.
You've now added Marubi National Museum of Photography to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Mesi Bridge and then make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder vacation planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Permet.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Museums
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Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge
Ebu Bekr Mosque ©
Ebu Bekr Mosque

2
nights
Permet

Permet ©
Përmet is a town and a municipality in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. On the 13th (Mon), get great views at Tekke of Baba Aliu and then take in the natural beauty of Benja Thermal Baths.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Permet trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Shkoder to Permet in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Shkoder to Permet is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Permet are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Borsh.

Things to do in Permet

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Guri i Qytetit ©
Guri i Qytetit

2
nights
Borsh

Borsh ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Borsh Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Borsh day trip website .

Getting from Permet to Borsh by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Borsh can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Divjake.

Things to do in Borsh

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunec Beach, Lukova Beach
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Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
Bunec Beach ©
Bunec Beach
Kalaja e Borshit ©
Kalaja e Borshit

2
nights
Divjake

Divjake ©
Divjakë is a town and a municipality in Fier County, western Albania. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna e Karavastase and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spille Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Divjake trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Borsh to Divjake in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Borsh to Divjake. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Borsh in April since evenings lows in Divjake dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Elbasan.

Things to do in Divjake

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Spille Beach, Ardenica Monastery
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Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
Laguna e Karavastase ©
Laguna e Karavastase
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery

2
nights
Elbasan

Elbasan ©
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of King Mosque and then delve into the distant past at Kalaja E Elbasanit. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Sotira Waterfall and then take in breathtaking views at Holta Canyon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Elbasan vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Divjake to Elbasan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dhermi.

Things to do in Elbasan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gramsh
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Sotira Waterfall ©
Sotira Waterfall
Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park ©
Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park
Kalaja E Elbasanit ©
Kalaja E Elbasanit

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dhermi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Elbasan to Dhermi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Elbasan to Dhermi. Traveling from Elbasan in April, Dhermi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dhermi

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Himare
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara

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