15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Durres
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Vlore
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
6
Himare
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  2 h 45 min
8
Korce
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Elbasan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You've added Room Escape Games, Radio Bar Tirana, Go as Local, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at House of Leaves and Petrela Castle. The adventure continues: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tirana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: highs in Tirana hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Nightlife Museums Classes

Side Trip

Petrela Castle
Highlights from your plan
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

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 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, thensee the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shkoder online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in August, Shkoder is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durres.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity ©
Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity

1
night
Durres

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna e Karavastase and then kick back and relax at Kallmi Beach. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Preza Castle, don't miss a visit to Royal Villa of Durres, thencontemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, thentake an in-depth tour of Durres Archaeological Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Beach Bar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Durres itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Durres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durres when traveling from Shkoder in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Durres

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna e Karavastase, Preza Castle
Highlights from your plan
Laguna e Karavastase ©
Laguna e Karavastase
Preza Castle ©
Preza Castle
Durres Archaeological Museum ©
Durres Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardenica Monastery, snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Cobo Winery, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and then admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Berat holiday maker app.

You can drive from Durres to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In August in Berat, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vlore.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ardenica Monastery, Cobo Winery, Sotira Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle

2
nights
Vlore

Vlore ©
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Independence and then explore the activities along Blue Eye.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vlore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Vlore takes 2 hours. August in Vlore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Himare.

Things to do in Vlore

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
National Museum of Independence ©
National Museum of Independence

1
night
Himare

Himare ©
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then enjoy the sand and surf at Borsh Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Himare trip builder site.

Take a shuttle from Vlore to Himare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Vlore in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himare, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Borsh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lori Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and then stroll through Lukova Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Monastery of 40 Saints, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Quaranta beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saranda vacation builder website.

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. August in Saranda sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korce.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lukova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lori Beach ©
Lori Beach
Spas & Wellness
Santa Quaranta beach ©
Santa Quaranta beach

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Korce route app.

Do a combination of car and bus from Saranda to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Korce due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Elbasan.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Oriental Art ©
Museum of Oriental Art

1
night
Elbasan

Elbasan ©
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Elbasan route planner.

Drive from Korce to Elbasan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Elbasan, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elbasan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park ©
Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park

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