8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Saranda
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Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana
— 4 nights
Fly

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Saranda

— 2 nights
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 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, then steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints, and finally step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saranda attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Saranda is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Saranda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Gjirokaster

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the striking features of Skenduli House, don't miss a visit to Gjirokastra Bazaar, and then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gjirokaster day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums

Tirana

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Venture out of the city with trips to Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Shkoder (Venice Art Mask Factory & Rozafa Castle) and Berat (Holy Trinity Church, Berat Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, make a trip to Clock Tower, and see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gjirokaster to Tirana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in September, plan for little chillier nights in Tirana, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Albania travel guide

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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.