Best Time to Visit Albania

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Albania. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Tirana und Durrës. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Albania for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 2 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.436.77 in (3 – 12 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 15.1 °C (Tirana) and 17.3 °C (Durrës)
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Geographical location

In the east of the Balkan Peninsula lies the Republic of Albania. The north of the country borders Montenegro and Kosovo. To the south of Albania is Greece and to the east Macedonia.

Albania has an area of 18000 square miles and about 2.8 million inhabitants. The capital of the Balkan state is Tirana. The Albanian coast is about 45 miles from Italy and only two kilometres from the Greek island of Corfu.

Albania is characterized by mountain landscapes and plateaus. In the north of the republic you find the Albanian Alps. At 2764 metres, the Korab is the highest mountain in the state and the Drin is Albania’s longest river at around 180 miles. The Albanian lek has been the official currency since 1925.

Climate in Albania

Northeast Albania (Rob Hogeslag)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-ND 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Albania has a Mediterranean climate with very fluctuating temperatures. Temperatures in the winter months from November to March fall to less than 15 °C, at night even to as much as 5 °C. Rainfall is highest in the winter months, falling between 80 and 5.91 in.

In the summer months of June to September and also in the autumn month of October, precipitation levels are significantly lower. The temperatures rise in July up to 32 °C, also the water temperature in July and also in August with 26 °C absolutely suitable for swimming. In the winter months, however, the water temperature drops to fresh 15 °C to 16 °C.

Best Time to Visit Albania: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 15 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 15 °C
AprilApr
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 16 °C

When to travel to Albania?


The best time to visit Albania is in June, July, August, September and October. Here the air temperature, the water temperature and the low rainfall create wonderful conditions for every holidaymaker. Nothing stands in the way of an active holiday in the hinterland or a great seaside holiday on the coast in Albania. In the winter months Albania is not suitable for a bathing holiday, but with the right clothes you can visit the beautiful landscapes and cities all year round.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Albania) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
TiranaMay, June, July, August, and September
DurrësJune, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts Albania

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Tirana

Climate Chart Tirana
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Durrës

Climate Chart Durrës
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Albania

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Albania, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Tirana (Albania)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°13°16°19°24°28°31°31°27°22°17°13°
Night Temperature12°16°17°17°14°10°
Precipitation (inch)5.635.24.534.094.062.681.651.813.074.496.775.83
Rainy days11910109533591212
Hours of Sunshine445781011119743
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Tirana is 15.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (24 °C)
Coldest month: January (6.7 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 49.8 inch on 98 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.4 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Durrës (Albania)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°13°17°21°24°29°32°32°28°23°19°14°
Night Temperature12°17°20°22°22°20°16°11°
Water Temperature15°15°15°16°19°23°26°25°24°21°19°16°
Precipitation (inch)3.584.063.93.272.480.980.430.792.763.155.915.51
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Durrës is 17.3 °C.

Warmest month: July (26 °C)
Coldest month: January (8.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Durrës is 26 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 36.81 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January

Highlights and Attractions


Next to the capital Tirana, the ancient port city Durres is the second largest city of Albania and very popular for a bathing holiday. Albania is characterized by untouched and unique landscapes. Such a varied nature is rarely found in Europe. Flora and fauna are impressive and imposing.

This up-and-coming tourist country has a lot of different nature parks to offer. The Albanian Riviera offers ideal conditions for the perfect beach holiday during the best travel season. Berat is a Balkan-Ottoman old town and castle that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the capital Tirana there are many and impressive museums, varied shopping possibilities and a great nightlife.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Shkoder Day Trip | Highlights of Tirana 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour | Apollonia and Durres | Tirana and Kruja Day Tour | From Tirana: Full-Day Berat Tour | Durres and Tirana Day Trip | Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Durrës
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 13 °C
Clouds: 95 %       Wind: 20 mph S
Air Pressure: 1009 hPa       Humidity: 70 %
Last updated: 2nd Dec 2021, 01:56 pm
The next days …
3rd Dec 20214th Dec 20215th Dec 20216th Dec 20217th Dec 20218th Dec 2021
moderate rain13 °C to 16 °Clight rain12 °C to 13 °Cmoderate rain12 °C to 15 °Cmoderate rain11 °C to 14 °Covercast clouds7 °C to 11 °Csky is clear5 °C to 9 °C
13 °C to 16 °C12 °C to 13 °C12 °C to 15 °C11 °C to 14 °C7 °C to 11 °C5 °C to 9 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 99 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 10 %
0.77 in of rain0.11 in of rain0.56 in of rain1 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Albania: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for Albania holiday already. Average rating is 4.7 of 5 stars.
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    Gerd, 49 years old was there in October

    daily at 27 degrees +/- 1, once it rained.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Marion, 51 years old was there in July

    Pure sunshine. In Tirana heavy summer thunderstorm, then again bright sunshine.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Nicole, 47 years old was there in July

    Top. Super nice and very pleasantly warm! Water Was perfect!!!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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