8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tirana
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  9 h 15 min
End: Bristol

1
night
Gjirokaster

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

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gjirokaster trip builder.

Bristol, UK to Gjirokaster is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bristol to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Gjirokaster can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

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

2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, then explore the activities along Blue Eye, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and finally step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda trip maker site .

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saranda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berat vacation planner.

Getting from Saranda to Berat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Saranda to Berat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saranda in June, plan for little chillier nights in Berat, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Berat

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

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 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shkoder holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Berat to Shkoder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In June, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 20th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Clock Tower, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Petrela Castle, then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip planning tool .

Getting from Shkoder to Tirana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Tirana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petrela Castle
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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