12 days in Albania, Prizren & Pec Itinerary

12 days in Albania, Prizren & Pec Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Vlore, Albania
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kakavia, Bus to Korçë, Drive to Pogradec
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Pogradec, Albania
— 1 day
Drive
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Bajram Curri, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tirana is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Tirana is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Tirana, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Vlore, Albania

— 2 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Eye as well as Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Blue Eye.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Vlore trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tirana to Vlore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. In July in Vlore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Saranda.

Things to do in Vlore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Saranda, Albania

— 3 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Borsh Beach, Gabby Tours and Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, and then kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do sightseeing your way with Gabby Tours, then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borsh Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saranda tour planner.

Take a shuttle from Vlore to Saranda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saranda when traveling from Vlore in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Pogradec.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pogradec, Albania

— 1 day
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. Your day by day itinerary now includes Korca Brewery. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of National Park of Drilon and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery.

Make your Pogradec itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Saranda to Pogradec takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Pogradec due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Saranda in August, with highs in Pogradec at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prizren.

Things to do in Pogradec

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Prizren, Kosovo

— 2 nights

Kosovo's Cultural Capital

Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prizren trip builder site.

You can drive from Pogradec to Prizren in 5 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Pec.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Pec, Kosovo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sleeping beauty Cave and then admire the sheer force of White Drin Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pec road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prizren to Pec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bajram Curri.

Things to do in Pec

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bajram Curri, Albania

— 1 night
Bajram Curri is a town situated in northern of Albania, near the border with Kosovo, in a remote, mostly mountainous region. For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bajram Curri trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Pec to Bajram Curri in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bajram Curri are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Tirana.

Things to do in Bajram Curri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
You've now added Dajti to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Albania Adventure, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, and then pick up some local products at Pazari i Ri.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bajram Curri to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bajram Curri in August, plan for little chillier nights in Tirana, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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.

Vlore County travel guide

3.7
National Parks · Bodies of Water · Beaches
As a southern county boasting the most coastline in the country, Vlore County draws visitors with the promise of warm weather, sand and rock beaches, and the aquamarine Adriatic coastline. Meanwhile, those with an archaeological interest will find many castles and ruins here to be explored, particularly the stunning remains of the ancient city Butrint. The ruins are part of a national park by the same name, which surrounds this World Heritage Site with lush greenery. Being able to combine both a relaxing beach vacation with an experience of historical Albanian relics makes Vlore County one of the country's most popular tourist spots.

Kosovo travel guide

3.9
Monuments · Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.