19 days in Albania Itinerary

19 days in Albania Itinerary

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19 days in Albania Itinerary

Milan
Fly + bus + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
Saranda
— 4 nights
shuttle + Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dhermi
— 5 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 45​min
Berat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kavaje
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shengjin
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Milan

4
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Butrint and Agios Saranda. You'll get in some beach time at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and Monastery Beach. When in Saranda, make a side trip to see Butrint National Park in Butrint, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of 40 Saints, explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and steep yourself in history at Ksamil Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saranda vacation builder site .

Milan, Italy to Saranda is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Saranda due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Dhermi.

Things to do in Saranda

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
days
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
We've included these beaches for you: Dhermi Beach and Spiaggia in Gjipe. Venture out of the city with trips to Llogara National Park (in Llogara National Park) and Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello (in Himare).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dhermi trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Saranda to Dhermi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Dhermi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Berat.

Things to do in Dhermi

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
days
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Visit Apollonia and Church of St Mary for their historical value. Step out of Berat to go to Ardenice and see Ardenica Monastery, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Berat Fortress, learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and don't miss a visit to Quorter Of Gorica.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berat trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Dhermi to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Berat when traveling from Dhermi in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kavaje.

Things to do in Berat

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wineries

Side Trips

Fier, Ardenica Monastery
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Apollonia ©
Apollonia
Church of St Mary ©
Church of St Mary
Ardenica Monastery ©
Ardenica Monastery

3
days
Kavaje

Kavaje ©
Kavajë is a city and a municipality in Tirana County, centrally located in the Western Lowlands region of Albania. Get out of town with these interesting Kavaje side-trips: Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje), Kalaja E Elbasanit (in Elbasan) and Petrela Castle (in Petrele). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Sahati, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna e Karavastase.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kavaje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Kavaje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shengjin.

Things to do in Kavaje

#Parks, #Beaches, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Elbasan, Statue of George W. Bush, Laguna e Karavastase, Petrela Castle
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Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) ©
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
Kalaja E Elbasanit ©
Kalaja E Elbasanit

3
days
Shengjin

Shengjin ©
Shëngjin is a coastal town and a former municipality in the Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shengjin Beach and Rana e Hedhun. Explore Shengjin's surroundings by going to Shkoder (Shkodra Lake, St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), & more) and Patok Lagoon (in Fushe Kuqe).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shengjin trip planner .

You can drive from Kavaje to Shengjin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shengjin

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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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