15 days in Albania & Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Albania & Turkey Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kruje, Albania
— 2 nights
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Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Eskisehir, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Fly to Samsun Çarşamba Airport
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Samsun, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip builder website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tirana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Tirana, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in November; daily highs in Tirana reach 21°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Shkoder, Albania

— 2 nights
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 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Former Palace of King Nikola I and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, and then get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shkoder road trip tool.

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a train. In November in Shkoder, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kruje.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Kruje, Albania

— 2 nights
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kruje tour planning site.

Getting from Shkoder to Kruje by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. November in Kruje sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Izmit.

Things to do in Kruje

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Izmit, Turkey

— 2 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around KInalI Asker ParkI, then explore the activities along Sapanca Lake, then engage your brain at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Izmit trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kruje to Izmit. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. When traveling from Kruje in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Izmit: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Eskisehir, Turkey

— 3 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Eskisehir is known for museums, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, walk around Kent Park, see the interesting displays at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi, and make a trip to Odunpazari Evleri.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eskisehir trip builder app.

Drive from Izmit to Eskisehir in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Izmit in November: high temperatures in Eskisehir hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Samsun, Turkey

— 2 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. On the 30th (Mon), stroll around Bati Park, then appreciate the history behind Onur Anıtı, and then see the interesting displays at Samsun Kent Muzesi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Samsun trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Eskisehir to Samsun. Traveling from Eskisehir in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Samsun: highs are around 20°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Museums

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.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.