10 days in Albania Itinerary

10 days in Albania Itinerary

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10 days in Albania Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Dhermi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saranda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gjirokaster
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tirana
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Dubai


1
night
Dhermi

Dhermi ©
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Spiaggia in Gjipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhermi Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dhermi trip generator.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dhermi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Dhermi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect nights in Dhermi to be cooler, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Dhermi

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dhermi Beach ©
Dhermi Beach

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Butrint and Lekuresi Castle. Get some cultural insight at Butrint National Park and Ksamil Village. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) and kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Saranda travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Dhermi to Saranda in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter, Butrint National Park
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The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter ©
The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter
Butrint ©
Butrint
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

1
night
Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 25th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Skenduli House, then steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gjirokaster.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gjirokaster trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Museums
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Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

2
nights
Tirana

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get some cultural insight at National History Museum and Durres Amphitheatre. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Dajti and Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit). Go for a jaunt from Tirana to Kruje to see Kruja Castle about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tirana vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Tirana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tirana, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit), Durres Amphitheatre, Kruja Castle
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Mount Dajti ©
Mount Dajti
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle

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