13 days in Greece & Albania Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Albania Itinerary

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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki.

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Doha, Qatar to Thessaloniki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Thessaloniki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in April, with highs in Thessaloniki at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Berat, Albania

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, admire the striking features of Berat Castle, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berat attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Berat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Berat due to the time zone difference. In May in Berat, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), then see some colorful creatures with Albania Adventure, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip planning app.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

6
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nauplion Promenade, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday maker tool.

Getting from Tirana to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tirana in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

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.