9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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9 days in Albania Itinerary

Porto Alegre
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Tirana
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Shkoder
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Porto Alegre

3
days
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 11th (Wed), 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rinia Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tirana tour itinerary planning tool .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Tirana is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in April, with highs in Tirana at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Saranda.

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

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 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye (Syri Kalter). On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, steep yourself in history at Ksamil Village, and then steep yourself in history at Butrint.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Saranda travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Tirana to Saranda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Saranda. Traveling from Tirana in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Saranda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berat.

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

1
day
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Sun), snap pictures at Gorica Bridge, make a trip to Quorter Of Gorica, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally admire the striking features of Berat Fortress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berat online vacation planner .

Getting from Saranda to Berat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Berat. Traveling from Saranda in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Berat, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

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Berat Fortress ©
Berat Fortress
Quorter Of Gorica ©
Quorter Of Gorica
Gorica Bridge ©
Gorica Bridge

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 16th (Mon), explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shkoder tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Berat to Shkoder by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

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