15 days in Albania, Perast & Virpazar Itinerary

15 days in Albania, Perast & Virpazar Itinerary

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15 days in Albania, Perast & Virpazar Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Perast, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Virpazar, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Valbona, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Paris, France

4
nights
Perast, Montenegro

Perast ©
Perast is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Change things up with a short trip to Slano Lake in Niksic (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, take an in-depth tour of Perast Museum, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perast trip planner .

Paris, France to Perast is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perast: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Virpazar.

Things to do in Perast

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dobrota, Risan, Slano Lake
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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Island of Saint George ©
Island of Saint George
Church of St. Peter and Paul ©
Church of St. Peter and Paul

1
night
Virpazar, Montenegro

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fortress Besac, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then snap pictures at Virpazar-old-bridge, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Virpazar journey planner .

Getting from Perast to Virpazar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Virpazar sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Virpazar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fortress Besac ©
Fortress Besac

2
nights
Shkoder, Albania

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then make a trip to Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally take in the views from Mesi Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a spin around town with Bike Tours, examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip builder site .

You can drive from Virpazar to Shkoder in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Valbona.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

3
nights
Valbona, Albania

Valbona ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Valbona Valley National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valbona online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Shkoder to Valbona in 4 hours. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toTirana.

Things to do in Valbona

Parks Nature
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Valbona Valley National Park ©
Valbona Valley National Park

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1 and then take in the awesome beauty at Dajti.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tirana road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Valbona to Tirana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In April in Tirana, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
Highlights from your plan
Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

2
nights
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berat trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Berat sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
On the 17th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, then see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud", then look for gifts at Artistic Jewellery Pirro, and then step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tirana trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Berat to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kruja Castle
Highlights from your plan
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle

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