7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

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7 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Koman
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Pogradec
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Himare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saranda
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + taxi + Fly + foot:  7​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

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Koman

Koman ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Komani Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koman travel itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Koman is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Koman. Traveling from Birmingham in August, you will find days in Koman are much hotter (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pogradec.

Things to do in Koman

Nature Parks
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Komani Lake ©
Komani Lake

1
night
Pogradec

Pogradec ©
Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores the Ohrid lake. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of National Park of Drilon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pogradec day trip planner.

You can drive from Koman to Pogradec in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Koman in August, things will get slightly colder in Pogradec: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Pogradec

Nature Parks
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National Park of Drilon ©
National Park of Drilon

1
night
Himare

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Jale Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara, kick back and relax at Borsh Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Himare road trip planning site .

Getting from Pogradec to Himare by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Pogradec in August, expect Himare to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Borsh Beach
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Borsh Beach ©
Borsh Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Jale Beach ©
Jale Beach

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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Quaranta beach, then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, and then explore the activities along Vivar Kanal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saranda trip maker app .

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vivar Kanal, Butrint National Park, Blue Eye
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Santa Quaranta beach ©
Santa Quaranta beach

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