When is the best time to go to Albania?

When is the best time to go to Albania? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Albania, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Tirana are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Tirana are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, March, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Tirana, Durrës, Kavajë, Apollonia, Dajti Mountain National Park, Golem, Hamallaj, Prezë and Fier, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Durrës are June, July, August, September and October


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Albania
Map of the best times to visit Albania ©whereandwhen.net

Central Albania
Tirana, Elbasan, Castle Beach (Kavajë)...

July and August
88°F to 92°F°C
3 to 4 days
79°F
April, May, June, September, October and November
59°F to 83°F°C
5 to 9 days
61°F to 77°F
March
54°F to 59°F°C
7 to 8 days
59°F
January, February and December
45°F to 54°F°C
6 to 10 days
59°F to 63°F

Northern Albania
Shkoder, Durrës, Kukës...

July, August and September
70°F to 94°F°C
1 to 9 days
77°F to 79°F
April, May, June and October
54°F to 85°F°C
3 to 13 days
61°F to 76°F
March
45°F to 59°F°C
7 to 10 days
59°F
January, February, November and December
36°F to 65°F°C
6 to 11 days
59°F to 67°F

Southern Albania
Saranda, Vlore, Pogradec (Ohrid)...

July and August
83°F to 92°F°C
1 to 7 days
79°F
April, May, June, September and October
59°F to 85°F°C
2 to 10 days
61°F to 79°F
March and November
50°F to 67°F°C
5 to 10 days
59°F to 68°F
January, February and December
38°F to 59°F°C
6 to 11 days
59°F to 65°F

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Albania for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Albania by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Albania

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Albania and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Tirana, Durrës, Saranda, Shkodër and Vlore, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Albania

Find out when Albania has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Albania

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, November and December. The number of visitors to Albania is high in: June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Albania: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Albania: April, May, November and December.
  • High season in Albania: June, July, September and October.
  • Peak season in Albania: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Albania month by month



Average price for flights to Albania

A return flight between London and Tirana is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 86 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 162 more for your airline ticket to Tirana if you go in august.

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Where to go in Albania?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Tirana50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Durrës50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Saranda54°F56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F65°F58°F
Shkodër50°F54°F59°F68°F76°F85°F92°F94°F83°F72°F63°F54°F
Vlore54°F56°F59°F65°F72°F81°F85°F86°F79°F72°F65°F56°F
Elbasan45°F49°F54°F63°F72°F81°F88°F88°F76°F67°F59°F49°F
Kavajë50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Kukës38°F43°F49°F59°F67°F76°F81°F83°F74°F63°F54°F43°F
Pogradec (Ohrid)41°F45°F52°F59°F68°F76°F83°F85°F76°F65°F56°F47°F
Apollonia54°F56°F59°F65°F72°F79°F86°F88°F81°F72°F65°F58°F
Berat52°F56°F59°F67°F76°F83°F90°F92°F83°F72°F65°F56°F
Bulqizë38°F41°F49°F58°F67°F74°F79°F81°F72°F61°F52°F41°F
Buneci Beach50°F52°F56°F63°F68°F77°F86°F88°F79°F70°F61°F54°F
Butrint56°F58°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F86°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Dajti Mountain National Park50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Ersekë38°F43°F50°F59°F68°F76°F83°F85°F76°F63°F54°F43°F
Golem50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Hamallaj50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Himarë50°F52°F56°F63°F68°F77°F86°F88°F79°F70°F61°F54°F
Karaburun Peninsula54°F56°F59°F65°F72°F81°F85°F86°F79°F72°F65°F56°F

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Is this weather information for Albania reliable?

Climate data for Albania has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Albania allows us to determine the average for each month in Tirana, Durrës, Saranda, Shkodër, Vlore, Elbasan, Kavajë, Kukës, and 31 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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