15 days in Albania Itinerary

15 days in Albania Itinerary

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15 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Koman
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Pogradec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Berat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gjirokaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dhermi
— 2 nights
7
Tirana
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Madrid

1
day
Koman

Koman ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Komani Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koman tour itinerary builder tool .

Madrid, Spain to Koman is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pogradec.

Things to do in Koman

Nature Parks
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Komani Lake ©
Komani Lake

2
nights
Pogradec

Pogradec ©
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of National Park of Drilon. On your second day here, examine the collection at National Education Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, then sample the tasty concoctions at Korca Brewery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pogradec online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Koman to Pogradec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Koman in August, expect Pogradec to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Pogradec

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Korce
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National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon
National Museum of Medieval Art ©
National Museum of Medieval Art

3
nights
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Visiting Laguna e Karavastase and Sotira Waterfall will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Trinity Church and Saint Demetrius Orthodox Cathedral. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Nurellari Winery, get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, make a trip to Quorter Of Gorica, and take in the exciting artwork at The Edward Lear Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berat online trip planner .

Getting from Pogradec to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pogradec in August; daily highs in Berat reach 39°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fier.

Things to do in Berat

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sotira Waterfall, Laguna e Karavastase
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Sotira Waterfall ©
Sotira Waterfall
Nurellari Winery ©
Nurellari Winery
Cobo Winery ©
Cobo Winery

1
night
Fier

Fier ©
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Apollonia.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fier trip maker app .

Getting from Berat to Fier by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fier can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites
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Apollonia ©
Apollonia

2
nights
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Skenduli House, steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then kick back and relax at Borsh Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Gjirokaster, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, then make a trip to Gjirokastra Bazaar, and finally steep yourself in history at The Cold War Tunnel.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gjirokaster online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Fier to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Fier in August, Gjirokaster is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dhermi.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Borsh Beach
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Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
Gjirokastra Bazaar ©
Gjirokastra Bazaar

2
nights
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
On the 10th (Sat), stroll through Dhermi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Livadhi Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dhermi day trip planning tool .

Getting from Gjirokaster to Dhermi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Dhermi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Himare
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Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach

3
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Ethnographic Museum in Kruje and Bektashi World Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petrela Castle and BunKart 2. On the 13th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Dajti. There's lots more to do: soak away your stress at local Arab baths, stroll through Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Dhermi to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dhermi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tirana, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Petrela Castle, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
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Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves

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