Touring is probably the best way to explore most of this still ‘terra incognita’ called Albania.
Short trips of four days usually comprise one day in the capital Tirana, with guided city walk.
In Tirana you can visit of the National Museum, the National Art Gallery and other sights.
This tour continues with one excursion to Kruja, the city of Albania’s national hero Skanderbeg. Kruja has two interesting museums, a traditional bazar and good cuisine.
The third day often includes travelling to the UNESCO city Berat, with its multitude of churches and mosques site.
Or a day in the port city of Durrës, which combines archeology, history with long sandy beaches.
One-week tours mostly include also trips to the south, with stop at the ancient site of Apollonia and Vlora.
Saranda is often selected as overnight destination for excursions to the UNESCO site of Butrint and walks in the National Park’s lagoon. Also you can visit “Blue Eye” and the Byzantine church “Labova e Kryqit”. Then you can visit Gjirokastra, the “city-of stone”.
There are also tours to “Albania’s North” including the city of Shkodra with the castle.
A trip into the Theth National Park with hiking may be included. Or a ferry boat ride at Lake Koman with visit of the Valbona National Park.
Tours to the southeast lead along a picturesque road to the Korça Region and then Voskopoja.