8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Saranda
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h
End: London

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1 and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana online route maker .

London, UK to Tirana is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Tirana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
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Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berat trip maker.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©

3
nights
Saranda

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Eye (in Vlore), Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and Gjirokaster (Gjirokaster & Skenduli House). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, take a leisurely stroll along Saranda Embankment, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saranda vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Saranda due to the time zone difference. In June in Saranda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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