13 days in Albania Itinerary

13 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Faro
Fly:  13 h
1
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Theth
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
3
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Korce
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Tirana
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Faro

2
nights
Shkoder

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Peaks Of The Balkans, thensteep yourself in history at Former Palace of King Nikola I, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Rruga Kole Idromeno (улица Коль Идромено), see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then explore the historical opulence of Lezhe Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder holiday builder app.

Faro, Portugal to Shkoder is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Shkoder sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Theth.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lezhe Castle
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Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity ©
Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity
Lezhe Castle ©
Lezhe Castle

1
night
Theth

Theth ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theth National Park, contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Thethi-Guide.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Theth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Theth takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Theth

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Thethi-Guide ©
Thethi-Guide
Lock-in Tower ©
Lock-in Tower

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Visit Borsh Beach and Bunec Beach for some beach relaxation. The Castle of Himara and Kalaja e Borshit are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Himare: Llogara National Park (in Llogara National Park) and Palase Beach (in Palase).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Himare trip planner.

Drive from Theth to Himare in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Theth to Himare is 1 hour. June in Himare sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Borsh, Llogara National Park, Pirate's Cave, Palase Beach, Bunec Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park
Palase Beach
Palase Beach

1
night
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
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 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy and then steep yourself in history at Zekate House.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gjirokaster day trip site.

You can drive from Himare to Gjirokaster in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Korce.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy

2
nights
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, thentake in the awesome beauty at Morava Mountain, and then explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Art, stroll the grounds of French Military Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Golik Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Korce tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Gjirokaster to Korce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Korce due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golik Bridge, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
French Military Cemetery ©
French Military Cemetery
Museum of Oriental Art ©
Museum of Oriental Art

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush, thenstep into the grandiose world of Preza Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at House of Leaves, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thenstep into the grandiose world of Petrela Castle, and finally examine the collection at Bektashi World Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tirana vacation planner.

Drive from Korce to Tirana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Statue of George W. Bush, Preza Castle, Petrela Castle, The Beach Bar
Highlights from your plan
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
Preza Castle ©
Preza Castle

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