9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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9 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Munich
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
1
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Butrint
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tirana
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
End: Zurich

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.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Saranda Embankment, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then get outside with Bora Bora Beach. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Saranda online vacation planner.

Munich, Germany to Saranda is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in Juli, expect Saranda to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Butrint.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Eye
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

1
night
Butrint

Butrint ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Butrint trip itinerary website.

Getting from Saranda to Butrint by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in Juli, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gjirokaster online holiday planner.

Getting from Butrint to Gjirokaster by car takes about 2 hours. July in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, then make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berat road trip app.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Berat in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gjirokaster in Juli, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Berat, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
River Rafting & Tubing
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©

1
night
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, make a trip to Clock Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tirana sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in Juli, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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