15 days in Tirana & Bled Itinerary

15 days in Tirana & Bled Itinerary

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15 days in Tirana & Bled Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  12​h
1
Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

4
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kruja Castle and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) and Durres Amphitheatre. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: The Beach Bar (in Durres), Shengjin Beach (in Shengjin) and National Ethnographic Museum in Kruje (in Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 1, explore the activities along Patok Lagoon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, and kick back and relax at Spille Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirana route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Tirana is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, you will find days in Tirana are much hotter (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Tirana

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kruje, Durres, Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit), Shengjin Beach, Patok Lagoon
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Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) ©
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

8
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Visit Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) and Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Koper (Praetorian Palace & Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower), Skocjan Caves (in Divaca) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bovec). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfalls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Jasna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bled visit planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tirana to Bled in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Bled is little chillier than Tirana - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kobarid, Slovenia, Koper, Kranjska Gora, Gustarna
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Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) ©
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)
Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park

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