9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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9 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Dhermi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tirana
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Doha

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder online journey maker .

Doha, Qatar to Shkoder is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in May, with highs in Shkoder at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dhermi.

Things to do in Shkoder

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

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach and then stroll through Gjipe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Palase Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dhermi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Shkoder to Dhermi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Shkoder to Dhermi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Dhermi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Dhermi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Himare, Palase Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Zekate House, then admire the striking features of Skenduli House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster vacation builder app .

Drive from Dhermi to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. May in Gjirokaster sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

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

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, explore the world behind art 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 traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berat day trip planning tool .

Getting from Gjirokaster to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat. In May, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

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

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, then learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, and finally admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at The Beach Bar, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

The Beach Bar
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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