7 days in Tirana & Istanbul Itinerary

7 days in Tirana & Istanbul Itinerary

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7 days in Tirana & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h
1
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, look for gifts at Artistic Jewellery Pirro, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Tirana is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London to Tirana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Tirana to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Food Tours
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Tirana to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tirana to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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