8 days in Albania Itinerary

8 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Drive to Theth
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Theth
— 1 night
Drive
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Himare
— 1 day
Drive
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Saranda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirana
— 2 nights
Fly

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Theth

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower and then identify plant and animal life at Theth National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Theth sightseeing planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Theth is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Theth

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Himare

— 1 day
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Himare day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Theth to Himare takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Theth to Himare due to the time zone difference. In July in Himare, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Saranda

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Quaranta beach, stroll through Butrint National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Synagogue Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment, explore the activities along Blue Eye, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of 40 Saints, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saranda vacation planner.

You can drive from Himare to Saranda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tirana

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

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You can drive from Saranda to Tirana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saranda in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Tirana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites
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Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.