9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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9 days in Albania Itinerary

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Berat (Berat Castle & National Iconographic Museum Onufri). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana sightseeing planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Berat, Kruja Castle, Dajti
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally take in the views from Shkoder Bridge. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Shkoder vacation builder website .

Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in February, you will find days in Shkoder are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Shkoder

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and Gjirokaster (Skenduli House & Gjirokaster). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saranda road trip tool .

Drive from Shkoder to Saranda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shkoder to Saranda. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saranda when traveling from Shkoder in February, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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