14 days in Albania Itinerary

14 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shkoder
— 2 nights
2
Berat
— 2 nights
3
Himare
— 2 nights
4
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
5
Korce
— 1 night
6
Tirana
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Mesi Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Shkoder is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. In June in Shkoder, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory
Walking tours

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardenica Monastery, take in the views from Gorica Bridge, thenexplore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, thenexamine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and then learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House.

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Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Shkoder in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Berat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ardenica Monastery, Cobo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery
Cobo Winery ©
Cobo Winery
Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House

2
nights
Himare

Himare
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Palase Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Livadhi Beach. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara, thensteep yourself in history at Ali Pasha Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Borsh Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Himare trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Berat to Himare in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Berat in July since evenings lows in Himare dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ali Pasha Castle, Palase Beach, Borsh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palase Beach
Palase Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit and then explore the activities along Blue Eye. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Zekate House, explore the historical opulence of Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster trip builder site.

Getting from Himare to Gjirokaster by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Korce.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blue Eye, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Highlights from your plan
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Paleochristian Church, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, thensample the tasty concoctions at Korca Brewery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Korce holiday site.

Take a bus from Gjirokaster to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Korce due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Korca Brewery ©
Korca Brewery

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Muzeu Historik Kombetar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to House of Leaves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Petrela Castle (in Petrele) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Korce to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruje, Petrela Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves

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