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, Apollonia, Castle Beach (Kavajë), 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


Annual weather in Albania

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Albania for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 23°F to 56°F
7 to 11 days*
February 25°F to 58°F
7 to 11 days*
March 31°F to 61°F
7 to 10 days*
April 40°F to 68°F
5 to 10 days*
May 45°F to 76°F
4 to 12 days*
June 52°F to 85°F
2 to 13 days*
July 56°F to 92°F
1 to 9 days*
August 56°F to 94°F
1 to 7 days*
September 47°F to 85°F
3 to 8 days*
October 40°F to 74°F
4 to 8 days*
November 36°F to 67°F
5 to 10 days*
December 29°F to 59°F
6 to 11 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Albania by cities

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Tirana

Tirana

The best months to go to Tirana are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Durrës

Durrës

The best months to go to Durrës are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Saranda

Saranda

The best months to go to Saranda are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

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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, Shkoder 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 and February.
  • Low season in Albania: March, April, May, November and December.
  • High season in Albania: June, July, September and October.
  • Peek 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 march ($ 110 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 147 more for your airline ticket to Tirana if you go in july.

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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
Shkoder50°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
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
Castle Beach (Kavajë)50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Dajti Mountain National Park50°F54°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F92°F83°F72°F65°F54°F
Elbasan45°F49°F54°F63°F72°F81°F88°F88°F76°F67°F59°F49°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
Korçë38°F43°F50°F59°F68°F76°F83°F85°F76°F63°F54°F43°F
Ksamil Islands54°F56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F65°F58°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, Shkoder, Vlore, Apollonia, Berat, Bulqizë, and 31 other cities.

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

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