3-Day Albania Road Trip Starting in Tirana

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3 days & 2 nights
Jan. - Dec.
2 nights included
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 3-day road trip through Albania that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Tirana, Kruje, and Durrës. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Albania takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Tirana. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Albania. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Tirana, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Albania on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Albania. Skanderbeg Square and Krujë Castle are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Tirana, Kruje, and Durrës, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Albania. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Albania.

Throughout your road trip in Albania, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Albania.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Albania fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Albania today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 2 nights
Rental car, 3 days
CDW Insurance
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Tirana County - region in AlbaniaTirana / 2 nights
Kruje - town in AlbaniaKruje
Photo of aerial view of the city Durres, Albania.Durrës



Photo of Skanderbeg square with flag, Skanderbeg monument and The Et'hem Bey Mosque in the center of Tirana city, Albania.Skanderbeg Square
Photo of Kruje Castle and its fortress with the walls and mountains in the background, Albania.Krujë Castle
Durres Amphitheatre, Durrës, Bashkia Durrës, Durrës County, Northern Albania, AlbaniaDurres Amphitheatre
Photo of grand park in Tirana viewed behind a fountain on an artificial lake, Albania.Grand Park of Tirana
Venetian Tower of DurrësVenetian Tower of Durrës
Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti, Kruje, Bashkia Krujë, Durrës County, Northern Albania, AlbaniaGjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu National Museum



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Day 1

Day 1 – Tirana - arrival day

  • Tirana - Arrival day
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  • Skanderbeg Square
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Your road trip adventure in Albania begins as soon as you reach Tirana and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Tirana for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Tirana is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Skanderbeg Square or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Tirana. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Albania. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Tirana. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Delicatezze di mare da Aldo - Ristorante di pesce a Tirana, a top-rated dining spot in Tirana. If you're in the mood for something new, try Hotel Boutique Kotoni, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at il Gusto Ristorante. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Tirana.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Observator Wine and Piano Bar, known for its inviting atmosphere. Radio Bar Tirana is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Colonial Cocktails Academy Tirana provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Raise a toast to the start of your 3-day road trip in Albania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Tirana, Kruje, and Durrës

  • Tirana
  • Kruje
  • Durrës
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Drive 125 km, 3 hours 2 min

  • Krujë Castle
  • Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu National Museum
  • Venetian Tower of Durrës
  • Durres Amphitheatre
  • Sfinksi
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Tirana, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kruje, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Durrës. This drive usually takes around 56 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Journey into the unknown at Krujë Castle, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable fortress has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,681 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu National Museum is a recommended place to visit. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,217 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Kruje, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Durrës. Your travel time is around 56 min.

Take the opportunity to see Venetian Tower of Durrës. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,635 visitors.

Durrës Amphitheatre is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 4,471 travelers.

Durrës is also the home of Sfinksi. Around 624 people have rated this point of interest an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Tirana and your accommodation.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Tirana. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Artigiano? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Hotel Elysee, Tirana as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Tirana.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Kafe Flora, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Bufe Wine Bar is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Whisky Bar Tirana also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Albania!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Tirana - departure day

  • Tirana - Departure day
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  • Grand Park of Tirana
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Day 3 of your road trip in Albania is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Tirana before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Albania and go on a shopping spree in Tirana’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in Albania.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Grand Park of Tirana. This urban park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,065 reviews.

Before you conclude your road trip in Albania, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Tirana.

Dine in style at Shije Fshati - Taste of the Village, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Villa Tafaj boasts a menu that's sure to impress.

You’ll then say farewell to Tirana. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Albania!

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