12 days in Albania Itinerary

12 days in Albania Itinerary

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12 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Tirana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Divjake
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Berat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gjirokaster
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Korce
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Pogradec
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kruje
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Durres
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
11
Tirana
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mount Dajti, BunkArt 2, Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, then admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and finally take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Dajti, then get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, and then soak away your stress at local Arab baths.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tirana trip itinerary planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Tirana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in May; daily highs in Tirana reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Divjake.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums
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Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves
Arab Baths

few
hours
Divjake

Divjake
Divjakë is a town and a municipality in Fier County, western Albania. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna e Karavastase. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna e Karavastase.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Divjake trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Tirana to Divjake by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Divjake can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Divjake

Wildlife Parks Nature
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2
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nurellari Winery, National Ethnographic Museum Berat and Berat Castle.

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Traveling by car from Divjake to Berat takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries Museums Historic Sites
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
Nurellari Winery ©
Nurellari Winery
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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hours
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Gjirokaster and then explore the activities along The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gjirokaster online trip maker .

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster. In June, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter
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The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter ©
The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

2
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.
You've now added Butrint National Park to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saranda journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saranda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Korce.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

1
night
Korce

Korce ©
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. On the 4th (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Korca Brewery, then examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Art, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, and finally steep yourself in history at Iljaz Mirahori Mosque.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Korce trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saranda to Korce by combination of car and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Korce due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pogradec.

Things to do in Korce

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art
Museum of Oriental Art ©
Museum of Oriental Art
Iljaz Mirahori Mosque ©
Iljaz Mirahori Mosque

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hours
Pogradec

Pogradec ©
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Drilon.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pogradec online tour builder .

Drive from Korce to Pogradec in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Pogradec are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Pogradec

Parks Nature
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National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then get some fabulous bargains at Venice Art Mask Factory, then admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder online trip maker .

Drive from Pogradec to Shkoder in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Shkoder is somewhat warmer than Pogradec - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kruje.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums Parks Nature
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Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory

1
night
Kruje

Kruje ©
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter) and then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kruje online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Kruje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Shkoder in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Kruje. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Durres.

Things to do in Kruje

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Patok Lagoon, Statue of George W. Bush
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Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Patok Lagoon ©
Patok Lagoon

1
night
Durres

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallmi Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Durres trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Kruje to Durres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Durres

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Durres Archaeological Museum ©
Durres Archaeological Museum
Fatih Mosque ©
Fatih Mosque
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

few
hours
Tirana

Tirana
To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tirana trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Durres to Tirana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. On the 9th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tirana

Nightlife Tours Parks
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