9 days in Albania Itinerary

9 days in Albania Itinerary

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9 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Milan
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Shkoder
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Saranda
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Tirana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Milan

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.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shkoder travel route builder site .

Milan, Italy to Shkoder is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Shkoder are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Gorica Bridge, make a trip to Quorter Of Gorica, and then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Fortress.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berat online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. 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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and Gjirokaster (Zekate House & Gjirokaster). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Butrint, explore the activities along Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), contemplate the long history of Ksamil Village, and explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saranda journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Berat to Saranda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Berat in April, Saranda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Butrint National Park
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Butrint ©
Butrint
Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) ©
Blue Eye (Syri Kalter)
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 16th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Dajti. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana route planner.

You can take a bus from Saranda to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Tirana when traveling from Saranda in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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