8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

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8 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Saranda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary maker website .

Valletta, Malta to Tirana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valletta in March since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

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 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and finally snap pictures at Shkoder Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shkoder road trip planning website .

Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Shkoder sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): do a tasting at Cobo Winery, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berat trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Berat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©

3
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 out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Butrint National Park (in Butrint), Gjirokaster (Skenduli House & Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Vivar Kanal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saranda attractions planner .

Drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berat to Saranda is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Saranda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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