15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kruje, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Shkoder, 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
Drive
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Eskisehir, Turkey
— 4 nights
Train to ISTANBUL(Pendik), Fly to Kuwait

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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: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip planning website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tirana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Tirana is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in November: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 21°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kruje.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Kruje, Albania

— 1 night
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle and then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kruje day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tirana to Kruje in an hour. In November in Kruje, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Berat.

Things to do in Kruje

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Berat, Albania

— 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat trip tool.

Drive from Kruje to Berat in 2.5 hours. In December in Berat, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder trip maker.

You can drive from Berat to Shkoder in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Izmit.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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 5th (Sat): get curious at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi, then contemplate the long history of Izmit Saat Kulesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, explore the activities along Sapanca Lake, and then get to know the resident critters at Ormanya.

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Explore your travel options from Shkoder to Izmit with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Shkoder to Izmit. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Eskisehir, Turkey

— 4 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, see the interesting displays at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi, don't miss a visit to Odunpazari Evleri, and stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Eskisehir online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Izmit to Eskisehir in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Izmit in December, with highs in Eskisehir at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums