9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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9 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Theth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saranda
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

1
night
Theth

Theth ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Theth National Park, then admire the sheer force of Thethi-Guide, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Lock-in Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Theth tour builder site .

Bucharest, Romania to Theth is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Theth is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Theth

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Thethi-Guide ©
Thethi-Guide
Lock-in Tower ©
Lock-in Tower

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 18th (Thu): snap pictures at Mes Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Theth to Shkoder takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Mesi Bridge ©
Mesi Bridge
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

2
nights
Himare

Himare ©
On the 19th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livadhi Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Filikuri Beach and then kick back and relax at Borsh Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Himare trip planner .

Getting from Shkoder to Himare by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Himare, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Borsh Beach
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Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit and Gjirokaster. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pulebardha Beach and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saranda: Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and Gjirokaster (Gjirokastra Bazaar & Zekate House). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter, steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Saranda online day trip planner .

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saranda are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit

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