10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania journey planner

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Fly
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Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Tirana

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres) and Kruje (Kruja Castle & Ethnographic Museum of Kruja). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, make a trip to Clock Tower, and stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tirana is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tirana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tirana, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Berat

— 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

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

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. In April in Berat, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums

Saranda

— 2 nights
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 26th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, then explore the activities along Blue Eye, and finally take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment.

You can plan Saranda trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Berat to Saranda takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saranda, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Gjirokaster

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Shkoder

— 2 nights
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 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder vacation maker website.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Shkoder. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
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.