14 days in Kosovo & Albania Itinerary

14 days in Kosovo & Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Priština Adem Jashari International Airport, Drive to Prizren
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Prizren, Kosovo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Prizren, Kosovo

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Prizren side-trips: Via Ferrata Ari (in Pec), Pristina (Skanderbeg statue & ALBI Shopping Mall) and Visoki Decani Monastery (in Decan). There's much more to do: make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Ulpiana, deepen your knowledge of military history at Kalaja Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prizren online tour itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Prizren is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Prizren. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Prizren

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Shkoder, Albania

— 1 night
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 (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Kole Idromeno Street, examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prizren to Shkoder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Shkoder sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums

Himare, Albania

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach and then stroll through Gjipe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Himara Seas The Day, then kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Himare road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Himare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shkoder to Himare. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saranda, Albania

— 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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye and then surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saranda online route planner.

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. August in Saranda sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Albania

— 1 night

City of Stone

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 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House, and then browse the exhibits of Gjirokaster.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gjirokaster trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Saranda to Gjirokaster in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Berat, Albania

— 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the striking features of Berat Castle, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

You can plan Berat trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Gjirokaster to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Berat. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, browse the exhibits of Bunk'Art 1, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, then explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then make a trip to Clock Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle.

Start your trip to Tirana by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Berat to Tirana takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

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.