9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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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 Berat (Berat Castle & National Iconographic Museum Onufri). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, 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 · Historic Sites

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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 get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. 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 · Historic Sites
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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: Gjirokaster (Skenduli House & Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints, and explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

For photos, 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 do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Albania travel guide

Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.