4 Days Albania Itinerary: Exploring the Best of Europe

Author: Nidhi Sood on Apr 11,2024

Embark on an amazing journey through Albania's stunning landscapes and fascinating history with our special 9-day private tour. Start in Tirana, the bustling capital, and explore ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, and majestic mountains. Immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of this hidden gem in the Balkans as you visit Durres, Shkodra, the Albanian Alps, Gjirokaster, Berat, and Vlora. Let us be your guide on this incredible adventure, full of discovery and relaxation.


Tour Highlights: 


  •  Discover the historic treasures of Durres, including the majestic Durres Amphitheatre 
  •  Explore the picturesque city of Shkodra and cruise on Lake Shkodra to admire its natural beauty 
  • Trek through the stunning Albanian Alps and soak in the tranquility of Valbona Valley National Park 
  •  Wander through the charming streets of Gjirokaster and visit its iconic castle for panoramic views 
  •  Explore the UNESCO-listed old town of Berat and marvel at its ancient architecture 
  •  Relax on the pristine beaches of Saranda and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Albanian Riviera 
  •  Visit the coastal city of Vlora and witness the Independence Monument commemorating Albania's freedom 
  •  Experience the warmth and hospitality of Albanian culture throughout your journey

A tour at a glance

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Tirana, Albania

Arrive in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. At the airport, meet your private guide, who will escort you to your hotel. Later, spend the day leisurely exploring the city center. Then, visit the Dajti Mountain National Park, where you can take a cable car to the top of the mountain for stunning views of the city. In the evening, grab dinner at a local restaurant and try some traditional Albanian dishes. Head to your hotel.

Day 2: Trip to Durres

Today, take a day trip to Durres, the second-largest city in Albania. Durres is known for its ancient history and Roman ruins, including the Durres Amphitheatre, one of the largest in the Balkans. After exploring the ruins, spend the afternoon on the beach, soaking up the sun and taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy dinner at a beachside restaurant, and return to your hotel.

Day 3: Explore Shkodra

Hop on a two-hour drive and head north to Shkodra, a city known for its beautiful lake and castle. Visit Rozafa Castle and learn about the history of the city and its famous landmarks. In the afternoon, take a boat tour Lake Shkodra to see the surrounding wetlands and wildlife. Return to Tirana hotel. 

Day 4: Travel to the Albanian Alps

Today, travel to the Albanian Alps (a four-hour drive), where you can explore the beautiful mountains and forests of the region. Visit the Valbona Valley National Park and hike to the Theth National Park for stunning views of the surrounding landscape. In the evening, stay in a traditional guesthouse and enjoy a hearty meal of local food.

Day 5: Take a days trip to Gjirokaster

Today, visit the city of Gjirokaster (a three-hour drive), known for its well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture. Take a walking tour of the city and visit the Gjirokaster Castle, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. In the afternoon, visit the Ethnographic Museum, where you can learn more about the history and culture of the region. Return to your hotel.


Day 6: Journey to Berat

Today, explore the southern part of Albania, starting with Berat (a one-hour and thirty-minute drive). Berat is known for its old town, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Berat Castle, which offers panoramic views of the city, and explore the ancient streets and buildings. In the afternoon, visit the nearby town of Apollonia, which was once a significant center of learning in the ancient world. Check into your hotel for a lavish dinner. 

Day 7: A relaxed day at the beach

Today, visit the beautiful beaches of the Albanian Riviera. Hop on a three-hour drive to Saranda, a coastal town known for its crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches. Spend the day swimming and sunbathing, and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at one of the local restaurants in the evening.

Day 8: Visit Vlora

Today, visit the city of Vlora (a two-hour drive), located on the southern coast of Albania. Visit the Independence Monument commemorates Albania's independence from the Ottoman Empire. In the afternoon, visit the nearby beaches of Orikum and Dhermi to catch a sunset. 

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast, your private guide will drive you to the airport for your international departure. 


Embark on an exhilarating 9-day journey through the captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Albania. 


Explore the vibrant city of Tirana, ancient ruins, pristine beaches, and breathtaking mountain scenery. Immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of this hidden gem of the Balkans as you travel to Durres, Shkodra, the Albanian Alps, Gjirokaster, Berat, and Vlora. Let us guide you through this extraordinary experience, filled with discovery and relaxation.


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