58 days in Albania Itinerary

58 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania visit planner

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Tirana
— 7 nights
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Korce
— 6 nights
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Gjirokaster
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saranda
— 7 nights
Drive
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Himare
— 7 nights
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Vlore
— 7 nights
Drive
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Berat
— 7 nights
Drive
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Shkoder
— 7 nights
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Tirana

— 7 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirana: Petrela Castle (in Petrele), Kruje (Kruja Castle & Ethnographic Museum of Kruja) and Patok Lagoon (in Fushe Kuqe). On the 7th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Dajti. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip planner.

Kurgan, Russia to Tirana is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kurgan to Tirana, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Tirana, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Korce.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Korce

— 6 nights
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Change things up with these side-trips from Korce: St. Nicholas Church (in Moscopole) and Pogradec (Golik Bridge, Pogradec Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, examine the collection at National Education Museum, steep yourself in history at Korca Old Bazaar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

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Drive from Tirana to Korce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Korce

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Gjirokaster

— 7 nights

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gjirokaster: Fir of Hotova National Park (in Permet) and Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit (in Labove e Siperme). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gjirokaster vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Korce to Gjirokaster in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Korce to Gjirokaster. In June, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saranda

— 7 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Explore Saranda's surroundings by going to Blue Eye (in Vlore) and Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park (in Zvernec). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Monastery Beach, explore the ancient world of Agios Saranda, and stroll through Pulebardha Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saranda trip planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Himare

— 7 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Himare side-trips: Dhermi Beach (in Dhermi), Llogara National Park (in Llogara National Park) and Palase Beach (in Palase).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Himare trip tool.

Getting from Saranda to Himare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In July in Himare, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Vlore.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Vlore

— 7 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Get out of town with these interesting Vlore side-trips: Church of St Mary (in Fier), Bora Bora Beach (in Ksamil) and Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Muradie Mosque, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Orikum Archaeological Park.

Before you visit Vlore, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by shuttle from Himare to Vlore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himare to Vlore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in July, Vlore is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Berat on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Berat

— 7 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Berat side-trips: Laguna e Karavastase (in Divjake), Gramsh (Liqeni i Dushkut, Holta Canyon, &more) and Osum Canyon (Kanioni i Osumit) (in Corovode). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, and don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berat trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Berat takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Shkoder

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shkoder: Rana e Hedhun (in Shengjin), Valbona Valley National Park (in Valbona) and Valbona Pass (in Bajram Curri). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, make a trip to Ebu Bekr Mosque, examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Traveling from Berat in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Shkoder, with lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.