29 days in Albania & Greece Itinerary

29 days in Albania & Greece Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Himare, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Chania Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Take a break from Tirana with a short trip to Petrela Castle in Petrele, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, take in breathtaking views at Canyons of Erzen River, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirana trip planner.

London, UK to Tirana is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tirana is 1 hour. In June, Tirana is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tirana County, Petrela Castle, Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

2
nights
Shkoder, Albania

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 11th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): trek along Peaks Of The Balkans, admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and then explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shkoder holiday planner.

Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

1
night
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, thenexplore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, thenadmire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berat travel route planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Berat when traveling from Shkoder in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

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

1
night
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

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You can drive from Berat to Himare in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello

1
night
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Zekate House, admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and then explore the galleries of Gjirokaster.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster vacation site.

Drive from Himare to Gjirokaster in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House

4
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Panagia Dovra Church (in Veroia), Fava Beach (in Vourvourou) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, kick back and relax at Kalogria Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki travel route planner.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Thessaloniki by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Panagia Dovra Church, Fava Beach, Kalogria Beach, Zeitenlik, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Lindos (Village of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rhodes Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in June, Rhodes Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Agathi Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Faliraki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

4
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Archeologikos Choros Tilissos (in Tylissos). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and stop by Rethymnon Old Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

4
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town route app.

Traveling by car from Rethymnon to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Souda, Platanias, Paralia Ravdoucha, Church Of Saint Spyridon, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

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

Getting from Chania Town to Athens by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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