6 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

6 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

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6 days in Albanian Riviera Itinerary

Tirana
Drive:  2​h
Vlore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Himare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Butrint
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Tirana

1
day
Vlore

Vlorë is a coastal town and municipality in southern Albania. On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Byllis Archaeological Park, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Muradie Mosque.

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Luanda, Angola to Vlore is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Luanda in August, you will find days in Vlore are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Byllis Archaeological Park
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Muradie Mosque
Independence Monument
Zvernec Monastery

2
days
Himare

Himarë is a bilingual region and municipality along the Albanian Riviera in southern Albania and part of the Vlorë County. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia in Gjipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then kick back and relax at Jale Beach.

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Traveling by car from Vlore to Himare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vlore to Himare due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Himare can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Butrint.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhermi
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Dhermi Beach
Spiaggia in Gjipe
Jale Beach

2
days
Butrint

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get outside with Tre Ishujt and then stroll through Bora Bora Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Butrint National Park.

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Drive from Himare to Butrint in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Butrint

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Ksamil
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Bora Bora Beach
Butrint National Park
Tre Ishujt