18 days in Italy, Albania & Corfu Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 1 day
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
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Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
Ferry
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bolzano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Tirana, Albania — 1 day

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana visit planning tool.

London, UK to Tirana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Tirana hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.
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Berat, Albania — 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and then awaken your taste buds at 1001 Albanian Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berat road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Berat are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.
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Saranda, Albania — 1 night

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 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Butrint National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulebardha Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Saranda trip planner.

Drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Saranda. Traveling from Berat in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Saranda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 3 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Achilleion Museum and Church of Saint Spiridon. Explore hidden gems such as Paleokastritsa Beach and Agios Gordios Beach. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Liston, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

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You can ride a ferry from Saranda to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. In July in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Catacombe di San Gennaro and The Neapolis Buried are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Parco Archeologico Pausilypon. Next up on the itinerary: take an unorthodox tour of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa, and don't miss a visit to Gesu Nuovo Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Naples due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Borghese and Wine Tours & Tastings. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online tour itinerary maker.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Bolzano.
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Bolzano, Italy — 5 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castel Thun and Ortisei: Zona Pedonale. Do some cultural sightseeing at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and Piazza Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Bolzano side-trips: Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio), Base Tuono (in Folgaria) and Castel Beseno (in Besenello). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Limonaia del Castel, don't miss a visit to Strada Della Forra, contemplate the long history of Malga Fane, and get curious at MUSE - Science Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Bolzano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bolzano, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
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.
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Corfu travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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