7 days in Albania Itinerary

7 days in Albania Itinerary

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7 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Drive:  45 min
1
Durres
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
2
Tirana
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Saranda
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Butrint
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Berat
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kruje
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
7
Theth
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Valbona
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Tirana

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Durres

Durres
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Durres journey planner.

Tirana to Durres is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In February in Durres, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Tirana.

Things to do in Durres

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), then admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and finally admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud".

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tirana trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Durres to Tirana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Tirana sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Museums
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Grand Park (Parku i Madh) ©
Grand Park (Parku i Madh)
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

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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 26th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Synagogue Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

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

You can drive from Tirana to Saranda in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Saranda is 1 hour. Traveling from Tirana in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saranda, with lows around 8°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Butrint.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Lekuresi Castle
Lekuresi Castle
Spas & Wellness
Vivar Kanal ©
Vivar Kanal

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Butrint

Butrint
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Butrint day trip planning app .

Drive from Saranda to Butrint in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You will leave for Berat on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Butrint

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Berat

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berat day trip app .

Traveling by car from Butrint to Berat takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Butrint to Berat is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Butrint in February since evenings lows in Berat dip to 3°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kruje.

Things to do in Berat

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Cobo Winery
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Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

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Kruje

Kruje ©
Krujë is a town and a municipality in north central Albania. On the 29th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kruje travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Kruje takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kruje can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Theth.
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Statue of George W. Bush ©
Statue of George W. Bush

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Theth

Theth ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Lock-in Tower and then look for all kinds of wild species at Theth National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Theth driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kruje to Theth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) 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

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Valbona

Valbona
To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valbona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Theth to Valbona takes 7 hours. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Valbona

Parks Nature
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