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Best time to visit Albania

Our verdict

The best time to visit Albania is September

Albania can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September is the best time to go.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Tirana climbs to around 30℃ (87℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) on the hottest days of the year. The average Tirana temperatures in winter reach lows of around 3℃ (38℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -0℃ (31℉). Other areas in Albania can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Albania when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Albania falls around November, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Albania, explore hidden gems and destinations to visit while you’re there, discover our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Albania seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Albania is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Albania

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
TiranaSeptember
9℃
3℃
11℃
5℃
14℃
7℃
18℃
10℃
21℃
13℃
26℃
16℃
29℃
19℃
30℃
20℃
25℃
17℃
21℃
13℃
16℃
10℃
11℃
5℃
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Top FAQs

Albania is in Europe.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Albania:

The warmest month of the year in Tirana, one of the most popular places to visit in Albania, is August.
The driest month of the year in Tirana, Albania, is usually around August each year.

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