7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

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7 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
1
Tirana
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shkoder
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Saranda
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Zurich

1
night
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tirana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in Mai, expect Tirana to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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.
On the 14th (Thu), make a trip to Former Palace of King Nikola I, then explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Mesi Bridge and then take a spin around town with Bike Tours.

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You can drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In Mai, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©

1
night
Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berat online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Shkoder to Berat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Mai in Berat sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Butrint National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Eye, and then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saranda trip maker app.

Getting from Berat to Saranda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Mai in Saranda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Eye, Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle

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