10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pogradec
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Korçë, Bus to Kakavia, Drive to Saranda
3
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Bus to Podgorica, Fly to Kyiv (Kiev)

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Tirana

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and House of Leaves. When in Tirana, make a side trip to see The Beach Bar in Durres, approximately Durres away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tirana holiday planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Tirana is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Tirana is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tirana: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pogradec.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Pogradec

— 1 night
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Drilon.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pogradec trip maker site.

Getting from Tirana to Pogradec by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tirana in October, things will get slightly colder in Pogradec: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Pogradec

Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through 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: explore the activities along Blue Eye, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and then surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Saranda road trip site.

Do a combination of car and bus from Pogradec to Saranda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pogradec to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pogradec in October, expect Saranda to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Himare

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Himara Seas The Day and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Llogara National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Himare trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Saranda to Himare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shkoder online trip planner.

Drive from Himare to Shkoder in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Himare to Shkoder, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in October, Shkoder is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Albania travel guide

3.9
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.