15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Santiago de Compostela
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Theth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Korce
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Saranda
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Santiago de Compostela

1
night
Theth

Theth ©
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower, then take in the dramatic scenery at Thethi-Guide, and then explore the striking landscape of Theth National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Theth trip tool .

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Theth is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Theth

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Thethi-Guide ©
Thethi-Guide
Lock-in Tower ©
Lock-in Tower

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, take in the views from Mesi Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rruga Kole Idromeno (улица Коль Идромено), then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Monument to Mother Teresa, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shkoder trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Theth to Shkoder takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shkoder are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, kick back and relax at The Beach Bar, then Head underground at The Cave of Pellumbas, and finally explore the historical opulence of Petrela Castle.

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Getting from Shkoder to Tirana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in June, Tirana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Durres, Statue of George W. Bush, The Cave of Pellumbas, Petrela Castle, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Cave of Pellumbas ©
The Cave of Pellumbas
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Thu), do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, do a tasting at Cobo Winery, snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Berat using our trip planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Berat are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House
Quarter Of Gorica ©
Quarter Of Gorica
Cobo Winery ©
Cobo Winery

2
nights
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, examine the collection at National Education Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Drilon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Korca Brewery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iljaz Mirahori Mosque, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower of Korce, and finally contemplate the long history of Korca Old Bazaar.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Korce trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Berat to Korce in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

National Park of Drilon
Highlights from your plan
National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Korca Brewery ©
Korca Brewery

1
night
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nature&joy.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gjirokaster trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Korce to Gjirokaster in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy
The Cold War Tunnel ©
The Cold War Tunnel

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Borsh Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Castle of Himara, and then kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Llogara National Park and then kick back and relax at Palase Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Himare route planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Himare takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Llogara National Park, Borsh Beach, Palase Beach
Highlights from your plan
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Llogara National Park ©
Llogara National Park
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pulebardha Beach and Tre Ishujt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saranda: Lukova Beach (in Lukove) and Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit (in Labove e Siperme). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Monastery Beach, stroll through Plazhi i Krorezes, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the activities along Vivar Kanal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saranda trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saranda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lukova Beach, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Highlights from your plan
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Tre Ishujt ©
Tre Ishujt
Monastery Beach ©
Monastery Beach

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