7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

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7 days in Albania Itinerary

Tirana
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Saranda
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Tirana

3
days
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 8th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Dajti. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tirana. April in Tirana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

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Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tirana to Shkoder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berat.

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Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

1
day
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Gorica Bridge, don't miss a visit to Quorter Of Gorica, and then admire the striking features of Berat Fortress.

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Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Berat sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.
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Berat Fortress ©
Berat Fortress
Quorter Of Gorica ©
Quorter Of Gorica
Gorica Bridge ©
Gorica Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ksamil Village, then steep yourself in history at Butrint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Agios Saranda, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach, then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye (Syri Kalter).

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Traveling by car from Berat to Saranda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Berat to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berat in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Saranda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Saranda

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

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Agios Saranda
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Butrint ©
Butrint
Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) ©
Blue Eye (Syri Kalter)
Ksamil Village
Ksamil Village

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