33 days in Albania Itinerary

33 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder
— 4 nights
2
Berat
— 3 nights
3
Vlore
— 3 nights
4
Llogara National Park
— 1 night
5
Himare
— 3 nights
6
Saranda
— 3 nights
7
Gjirokaster
— 3 nights
8
Korce
— 4 nights
9
Tirana
— 7 nights

4
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.
Explore Shkoder's surroundings by going to Thethi-Guide (in Theth) and Lezhe Castle (in Lezhe). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shkoder travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Shkoder is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Shkoder, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Thethi-Guide, Lezhe Castle
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Walking tours
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

3
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berat: Gramsh (Sotira Waterfall & Holta Canyon). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berat route maker tool.

Getting from Shkoder to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. February in Berat sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Berat

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Gramsh
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Sotira Waterfall ©
Sotira Waterfall
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri

3
nights
Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Explore Vlore's surroundings by going to Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan) and Church of St Mary (in Fier). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Blue Eye, appreciate the history behind Muradie Mosque, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Independence, and make a trip to Byllis Archaeological Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vlore travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Berat to Vlore takes 2 hours. In February in Vlore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Apollonia Archaeological Park, Church of St Mary, Byllis Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Byllis Archaeological Park ©
Byllis Archaeological Park

1
night
Llogara National Park

Llogara National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Palase Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Llogara National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Llogara National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Vlore to Llogara National Park in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Llogara National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Palase Beach
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park
Palase Beach
Palase Beach

3
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Change things up with a short trip to Dhermi Beach in Dhermi (about 32 minutes away).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Llogara National Park to Himare takes an hour. March in Himare sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dhermi, Kalaja e Borshit
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

3
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.
When in Saranda, make a side trip to see Lukova Beach in Lukove, approximately Lukove away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, don't miss a visit to Phoenice Archaeological Park, kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and head outdoors with Bora Bora Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saranda tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butrint National Park, Phoenice Archaeological Park, Lukova Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Gjirokaster side-trips: Permet (Guri i Qytetit & Fir of Hotova National Park) and Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit (in Labove e Siperme). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Gjirokaster, admire the striking features of Skenduli House, identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy, and steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster day trip planning site.

Getting from Saranda to Gjirokaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Korce.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Permet, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Fir of Hotova National Park ©
Fir of Hotova National Park

4
nights
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Change things up with these side-trips from Korce: National Park of Drilon (in Pogradec) and St. Nicholas Church (in Moscopole). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower of Korce, take in the awesome beauty at Morava Mountain, and examine the collection at National Education Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Korce trip tool.

Take a bus from Gjirokaster to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Korce. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Park of Drilon, St. Nicholas Church
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:
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National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Parku Rinia ©
Parku Rinia

7
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Kruje (Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Kruja Castle, &more), Petrela Castle (in Petrele) and Durres (Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres Amphitheatre, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, and learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip itinerary website.

Getting from Korce to Tirana by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Durres, Kruje, Canyons of Erzen River, Dajti, Petrela Castle
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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