6-Day Albania Road Trip from Tirana to Durrës and surrounding area

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6 days & 5 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
5 nights included
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6 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 6-day road trip through Albania.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Albania. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 3 nights in Tirana and 2 nights in Durrës, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Albania. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Tirana and Durrës. We'll help you experience the best 6 days in Albania you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Tirana, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Albania, including the stunning Skanderbeg Square and Grand Park of Tirana.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Albania. From the magnificent Bunk’Art 2 to the breathtaking Rinia Park and Durrës Amphitheatre, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Berat Castle and learn more about the unique Krujë Castle to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Tirana and Durrës, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Albania. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Albania.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Albania. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Albania.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Albania.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Albania has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Albania. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 5 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 5 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Albania extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

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

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Included

Hotel, 5 nights
Rental car, 6 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Kruje - town in AlbaniaKruje
Photo of aerial view of the city Durres, Albania.Durrës / 2 nights
Tirana County - region in AlbaniaTirana / 3 nights
Photo of Historic city of Berat in Albania.Berat

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Attractions

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
Photo of part of Berat castle, Albania.Berat 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
Photo of entrance to Bunk'Art 2 museum in Tirana, Albania.Bunk’Art 2
Youth Park, Njësia Bashkiake Nr. 10, Tiranë, Tirana Municipally, Tirana County, Central Albania, AlbaniaParku Rinia - Youth Park - Taiwan Park
BUNK'ART, Dajt, Tirana Municipally, Tirana County, Central Albania, AlbaniaBunk’Art
Venetian Tower of DurrësVenetian Tower of Durrës
Et'hem Bej Mosque, Njësia Bashkiake Nr. 2, Tiranë, Tirana Municipally, Tirana County, Central Albania, AlbaniaEt'hem Bej Mosque
Old Town, Berat, Berat County, Southern Albania, AlbaniaOld Town
Photo of Tirana Castle (Fortress of Justinian), Albania.Fortress of Justinian
Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti, Kruje, Bashkia Krujë, Durrës County, Northern Albania, AlbaniaGjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu National Museum
Photo of Gorica bridge in Albanian town Berat.Gorica Bridge
Photo of the Tanners' bridge, or Tabak bridge, a ottoman stone arch bridge Tirana's modern center,  Albania.Tanners' Bridge
Archaeological Museum of Durrës, Durrës, Bashkia Durrës, Durrës County, Northern Albania, AlbaniaArchaeological Museum of Durrës
Sfinksi
National Iconographic Museum Onufri inside of Berat castle, AlbaniaOnufri Iconographic Museum
Dajti tower situated next to exit of gondola lift on mount Dajti in Albania.Dajti Ekspres
Kruja Bazaar
Vila e Ahmet Zogut, Durrës, Bashkia Durrës, Durrës County, Northern Albania, AlbaniaVila e Ahmet Zogut

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Day 1

Day 1 – Tirana - arrival day

  • Tirana - Arrival day
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  • Parku Rinia - Youth Park - Taiwan Park
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Your road trip adventure in Albania begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Tirana. You’ll stay in Tirana for 3 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Tirana has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Rinia Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,691 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Tirana, ejona. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 802 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Tirana is Artigiano at Vila. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,092 customers.

Locals recommend Restaurant Piceri Era "Blloku" as one of the best restaurants in the city of Tirana. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,065 customers.

Tirana also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Tirana is Komiteti Bar - Tiranë. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 715 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Tirana is Salt Rest. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 586 customers.

Locals also enjoy Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 6-day vacation in Albania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Tirana

  • Tirana
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Drive 8 km, 48 min

  • Grand Park of Tirana
  • Fortress of Justinian
  • Bunk’Art 2
  • Et'hem Bej Mosque
  • Skanderbeg Square
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Tirana has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Tirana by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Tirana. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Tirana, like the extraordinary Grand Park of Tirana. This attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,933 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Tirana is the spectacular Fortress of Justinian. This attraction is a cultural monument of albania and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,459 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Bunk’Art 2. This museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,293 visitors.

Et'hem Bej Mosque is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This mosque is a popular destination among visitors in Tirana. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,491 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Skanderbeg Square. Skanderbeg Square is a square and popular attraction in Tirana. More than 8,412 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Tirana does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Tirana on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Albania, be sure to eat at Artigiano, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Tirana. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,025 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Tirana is the popular Era Vila. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 847 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Tirana is Shije Fshati - Taste of the Village. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 569 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Hotel Mondial is one of the best bars in the city of Tirana for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 578 customers.

Sofra e Ariut is another of the most popular bars in the city of Tirana. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 658 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Tirana is New Irish Pub. New Irish Pub has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 380 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Tirana!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Berat and Durrës

  • Berat
  • Durrës
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Drive 191 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Gorica Bridge
  • Old Town
  • Berat Castle
  • Onufri Iconographic Museum
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Day 3 of your road trip through Albania gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Berat and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Durrës. You will stay in Durrës for 2 nights. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Berat is the amazing Gorica Bridge. This attraction is a stone bridge that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 740 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible must-see tourist destination, Old Town. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,338 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Berat is the outstanding Berat Castle. This popular castle and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,977 visitors.

The spectacular Onufri Iconographic Museum is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating art museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 451 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Berat by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Albania. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Durrës, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try 4 Stinët, one of the best restaurants in the city of Durrës. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 921 customers.

Locals also recommend Gusto di Mare & Sushi Time as one of the best restaurants in the city of Durrës. Gusto di Mare & Sushi Time is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 488 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Durrës is Te Peku Restorant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 268 customers.

After dinner, visit Sunset Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Durrës. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 279 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Illyrian Garden. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 97 customers.

Alternatively, SEMA is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Durrës. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 375 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Albania!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Durrës

  • Durrës
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Drive 4 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Sfinksi
  • Archaeological Museum of Durrës
  • Venetian Tower of Durrës
  • Durres Amphitheatre
  • Vila e Ahmet Zogut
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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Durrës has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Durrës by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Durrës. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Durrës, like the extraordinary Sfinksi. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 578 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Durrës is the spectacular Muzeu Kombëtar Arkeologjik. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 529 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Venetian Tower of Durrës. This top-tier point of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,556 visitors.

Durrës Amphitheatre is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This best-rated sightseeing destination is a popular destination among visitors in Durrës. Rated at an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 4,314 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Vila e Ahmet Zogut. Vila e Ahmet Zogut is a best-rated sightseeing destination and popular attraction in Durrës. More than 187 visitors have rated this place an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Durrës does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Durrës on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Albania, be sure to eat at Spaghetteria Luli, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Durrës. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 207 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Durrës is the popular Artur Restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 237 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Durrës is Vertigo Bar Restorant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 241 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Portiku Wine Bar & Bistro is one of the best bars in the city of Durrës for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 190 customers.

Posh Lounge is another of the most popular bars in the city of Durrës. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 96 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Durrës is TRAIANO Lounge Bar Durres. TRAIANO Lounge Bar Durres has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 53 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Durrës!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Kruje and Tirana

  • Kruje
  • Tirana
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Drive 87 km, 2 hours 38 min

  • Kruja Bazaar
  • Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu National Museum
  • Krujë Castle
  • Dajti Ekspres
  • Bunk’Art
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Rise and shine on day 5 of your road trip in Albania. Today, you'll wake up in Durrës and embark on a scenic drive to Tirana, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Durrës before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Durrës. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Kruja Bazaar. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 398 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu National Museum. This attraction, a beloved museum, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,167 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Durrës is the stunning Krujë Castle. This fortress and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,415 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Dajti Ekspres. This attraction is a gondola lift that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 449 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Bunk’Art. This history museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,736 reviews.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Bati Restaurant 1. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 495 customers.

Locals also recommend Oda - Traditional Albanian Cuisine, another of the best restaurants in Tirana. Oda - Traditional Albanian Cuisine is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,353 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Rogner Hotel Tirana. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 950 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Radio Bar Tirana to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Tirana, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 455 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Millennium Garden. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Millennium Garden has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 567 customers.

Hemingway Bar Tirana is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 299 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Albania, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Tirana - departure day

  • Tirana - Departure day
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  • Tanners' Bridge
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Day 6 of your road trip in Albania is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Tirana before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Tanners' Bridge is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Tirana. This stone bridge and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 833 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Tirana and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Albania.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Tirana at Restorant Tymi before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 474 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Tirana. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Albania!

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