9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tirana
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Tirana

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: Berat (Berat Castle & National Iconographic Museum Onufri) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tirana. In February, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Berat, Kruja Castle, Dajti
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tirana to Shkoder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tirana in February, plan for slightly colder days in Shkoder, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saranda: Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Gjirokaster (Skenduli House & Gjirokaster). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saranda trip builder site.

Drive from Shkoder to Saranda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Shkoder in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saranda, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

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