15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  28 h
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Shkoder
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Step out of Tirana with an excursion to Kruja Castle in Kruje--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

Plan my day in Tirana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brisbane, Australia to Tirana is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brisbane in October since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dajti, Kruja Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
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Bunk'Art 1

3
nights
Saranda

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Explore Saranda's surroundings by going to Gjirokaster (Gjirokaster & Skenduli House), Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Butrint National Park (in Butrint). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach, stroll through Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and contemplate the long history of Monastery of 40 Saints.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saranda attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Saranda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Saranda. Traveling from Tirana in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saranda, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, then get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berat online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Saranda to Berat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Saranda to Berat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saranda in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Berat, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Museums Outdoors
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©

4
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.
Shkoder is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, and explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

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

You can drive from Berat to Shkoder in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In October, daytime highs in Shkoder are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

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