12 days in Albania Itinerary

12 days in Albania Itinerary

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12 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Podgorica
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Theth
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Valbona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Bajram Curri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Tirana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Llogara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Himare
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Podgorica

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 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Shkoder trip itinerary builder app .

Podgorica, Montenegro to Shkoder is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Theth.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

1
day
Theth

Theth ©
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Theth National Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Lock-in Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Theth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Theth takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Valbona.

Things to do in Theth

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Lock-in Tower ©
Lock-in Tower

1
night
Valbona

Valbona ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valbona Valley National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valbona trip website .

Drive from Theth to Valbona in 7 hours. You'll set off for Bajram Curri on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Valbona

Parks Nature
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Valbona Valley National Park ©
Valbona Valley National Park

1
night
Bajram Curri

Bajram Curri
Bajram Curri is a town situated in northern of Albania, near the border with Kosovo, in a remote, mostly mountainous region. For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bajram Curri trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Valbona to Bajram Curri takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Tirana on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Bajram Curri

Parks Nature Trails
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3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll get in some beach time at The Beach Bar and Spille Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muzeu Historik Kombetar and BunkArt 1. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: Patok Lagoon (in Fushe Kuqe), Petrela Castle (in Petrele) and Laguna e Karavastase (in Divjake). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud".

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirana online holiday planner .

Getting from Bajram Curri to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tirana when traveling from Bajram Curri in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Llogara National Park.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Petrela Castle, The Beach Bar, Laguna e Karavastase, Patok Lagoon
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BunkArt 1 ©
BunkArt 1
Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle

2
nights
Llogara National Park

Llogara National Park ©
The Llogara National Park is a national park situated inside the Ceraunian Mountains facing the Albanian Riviera in the southwestern corner of Albania, spanning an total area of 10.1km2. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll around Orikum Archaeological Park and then kick back and relax at Palase Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Llogara National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Tirana to Llogara National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Llogara National Park is 1 hour. You'll set off for Himare on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Llogara National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Orikum Archaeological Park, Palase Beach
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Palase Beach ©
Palase Beach
Orikum Archaeological Park ©
Orikum Archaeological Park

1
night
Himare

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pirate's Cave, and then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare trip builder .

Drive from Llogara National Park to Himare in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dhermi, Borsh Beach
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Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©

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