8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Minsk
Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Shkoder
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: Minsk

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
When in Tirana, make a side trip to see Kruja Castle in Kruje, approximately Kruje away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana online journey planner .

Minsk, Belarus to Tirana is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Tirana is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minsk in February, you will find days in Tirana are much warmer (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dajti, Kruja Castle
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Mon), do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berat driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Berat, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Museums
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©

3
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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then don't miss a visit 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: shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Berat to Shkoder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Berat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shkoder, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

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