17 days in Albania Itinerary

17 days in Albania Itinerary

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17 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h
1
Tirana
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Saranda
— 4 nights
shuttle + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dhermi
— 5 nights
shuttle + Drive:  4​h
4
Shengjin
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan

5
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
We've included these beaches for you: Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) and Spille Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kruja Castle and Durres Amphitheatre. Go for a jaunt from Tirana to Durres to see The Beach Bar about 48 minutes away. On the 29th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Dajti. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Tirana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Tirana, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Durres, Kruja Castle, Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit)
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Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) ©
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

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.
Visit Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and Pulebardha Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Butrint and Agios Saranda. Take a break from Saranda with a short trip to Butrint National Park in Butrint, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, contemplate the long history of Ksamil Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Monastery Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saranda itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Tirana to Saranda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tirana to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saranda, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dhermi.

Things to do in Saranda

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Saranda, Butrint National Park
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Butrint ©
Butrint
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

5
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
Popular historic sites such as Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and Kalaja e Borshit are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Dhermi Beach and Spiaggia in Gjipe. When in Dhermi, make a side trip to see Llogara National Park in Llogara National Park, approximately 32 minutes away.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dhermi travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Saranda to Dhermi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Dhermi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shengjin.

Things to do in Dhermi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Himare, Kalaja e Borshit, Palase Beach, Llogara National Park
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Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©

2
nights
Shengjin

Shengjin ©
Shëngjin is a coastal town and a former municipality in the Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Patok Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rana e Hedhun and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shengjin Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shengjin road trip app .

You can drive from Dhermi to Shengjin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Dhermi to Shengjin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dhermi in July since evenings lows in Shengjin dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shengjin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shkoder, Patok Lagoon
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Patok Lagoon ©
Patok Lagoon
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shengjin Beach ©
Shengjin Beach

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