10-Day Road Trip to North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Skopje, Tirana, Durrës, Ioannina, and Kastraki sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 3 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of North Macedonia, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Skopje, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Albania, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Tirana, Durrës, and Gjirokastra, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Greece. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Ioannina, Kastraki, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Vergina, and Veria. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Greece invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 2 nights in North Macedonia, 2 nights in Albania, and 5 nights in Greece. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Skopje, Tirana, Durrës, Ioannina, and Kastraki.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in North Macedonia, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Skopje. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Skopje, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Church of St. Clement of Ohrid and the fascinating Mustafa Pasha Türbe. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Tirana’s Skanderbeg Square and Ioannina's iconic Ioannina Castle. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Skopje, Tirana, Durrës, Ioannina, and Kastraki and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Panoramic view of Skopje town with Vodno hill in the background.Skopje / 2 nights
Thessaloniki Municipal Unit - city in GreeceThessaloniki / 4 nights
Epirus - region in GreeceIoannina / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the city Durres, Albania.Durrës / 1 night
Tirana County - region in AlbaniaTirana / 1 night
Photo of panoramic aerial view of Edessa Waterfall, Central Macedonia, Greece.Edessa
Photo of aerial view of historical protected town of Gjirocaster , Southern Albania.Gjirokastra
photo of an aerial landscape with panoramic view of Veria a historic town, Greece.Veroia
meteora greeceMeteora

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Photo of aerial drone view of iconic historic landmark ,old byzantine White Tower of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.White Tower of Thessaloniki
Photo of aerial drone panoramic view of iconic landmark Aristotelous square in the heart of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.Aristotelous Square
Photo of Sunset over monastery of Rousanou and Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapavsa in famous greek tourist destination Meteora in Greece.Meteora
Old Bazaar, Chair, Skopje, Municipality of Chair, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaOld Bazaar
Photo of Waterfall in the park of the city of Edessa, Greece.Waterfalls Park, Edessa
The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos, 1st District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceThe Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
photo of view of Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece.Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
Photo of famous ruins of Ali Pasha's palace and the Tower of Bohemond in the old byzantine castle of Ioannina, Greece.Ioannina Castle
photo of view of Agia Sofia Square travel guide, Thessaloniki, Greece.Agias Sofias Square
photo of View of a fruits and vegetables stand at the outdoor market Kapani in Thessaloniki Greece,Thessaloniki Greece.Kapani
Photo of Skanderbeg square with flag, Skanderbeg monument and The Et'hem Bey Mosque in the center of Tirana city, Albania.Skanderbeg Square
Museum of the Royal Tombs at Aigai (Aegae), Veria, Imathia Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceMuseum of the Royal Tombs at Aigai (Aegae)
Castle of Gjirokastra, Gjirokastër, Gjirokastra, Gjirokastër County, Southern Albania, AlbaniaCastle of Gjirokastra
Photo of Skopje Zoo, Macedonia.Skopje Zoo
photo of Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
photo of view ofAtatürk useumM, Thessaloniki, Greece.Atatürk useumM
photo of Perama Cave, Greece,Perama  Greece.Cave of Perama
Ιερά Μονή Παναγίας Σουμελά, Veria, Imathia Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceHoly Monastery of the Virgin Mary Soumela
Heptapyrgion of Thessalonica, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceHeptapyrgion of Thessalonica
Cathedral Church of Agia Sophia of Thessalonica, 1st District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceCathedral of Agia Sophia Thessaloniki
Photo of Archaeological Museum of Macedonia and famous Stone Bridge in downtown of Skopje.Stone Bridge in Skopje
Skopje City ​​Park, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaSkopje City Park
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
Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Centar, Skopje, Municipality of Centar, City of Skopje, Skopje Region, North MacedoniaMemorial House of Mother Teresa
Photo of National Gallery of Macedonia or Daut Pasha Hamam in the centre of Skopje city, North Macedonia.Čifte Hammam
Photo of St. Clement’s Church in Ohrid, North Macedonia.Church of St Clement of Ohrid
Et'hem Bej Mosque, Njësia Bashkiake Nr. 2, Tiranë, Tirana Municipally, Tirana County, Central Albania, AlbaniaEt'hem Bej Mosque
Photo of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, an old Ottoman Turkish mosque in the Bushi district of Skopje, Macedonia.Mustafa Pasha Türbe
Museum of the City of SkopjeMuseum of the City of Skopje
Старый город Гирокастры

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Day 1 – Skopje - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Skopje - arrival day

  • Skopje - Arrival day
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  • Stone Bridge in Skopje
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Skopje in North Macedonia. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Skopje for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to North Macedonia to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Skopje before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Skopje is the magnificent Stone Bridge in Skopje. Around 4,846 visitors have rated this excellent footbridge and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Skopje. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Skopje. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Reserve a table at Restaurant Skopski Merak, a renowned restaurant in Skopje. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,862 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Pelister while in Skopje. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,679 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Skopje at Restaurant „Gino“, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,901 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Badu bar. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,086 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous St. Patrick. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,104 customers.

Amigos cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,337 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating.

Your multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2 – Skopje and Tirana

Day 2

Day 2 – Skopje and Tirana

  • Skopje
  • Tirana
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Drive 289 km, 5 hours 11 min

  • Memorial House of Mother Teresa
  • Museum of the City of Skopje
  • Church of St Clement of Ohrid
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Dive into day 2 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Skopje in North Macedonia and Tirana in Albania, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Tirana. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Mother Theresa Memorial House is a travelers’ favorite in Skopje, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,561 visitors.

In Skopje, don’t miss Museum of the City of Skopje, a great museum and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 443 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Skopje off your list when you visit the wonderful Church of St. Clement of Ohrid. This popular sight is an outstanding cathedral, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,607 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Skopje, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Tirana in Albania. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Albania. This drive usually takes around 4 hours 47 min.

Set your GPS to Skopje and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring a new destination. Skopje beckons with new experiences!

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Skopje is the fantastic Mother Theresa Memorial House. As an appreciated museum and local gem in the area, Mother Theresa Memorial House has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,561 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Museum of the City of Skopje. This attraction is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 443 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, a standout cathedral and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,607 reviewers.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Skopje has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in North Macedonia. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Tirana.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece by rewarding yourself with a taste of Tirana’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at ejona while you’re in Tirana. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 802 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Tirana is Artigiano at Vila. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,092 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Tirana, enjoy Restaurant Piceri Era "Blloku"’s delectable dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,065 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Komiteti Bar - Tiranë, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Komiteti Bar - Tiranë has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 715 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Sofra e Ariut, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Sofra e Ariut captures hearts with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 658 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Salt Rest, another local party gem in Tirana. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 586 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece! Enjoy your evening in Tirana to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 3 – Tirana and Durrës

Day 3

Day 3 – Tirana and Durrës

  • Tirana
  • Durrës
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Drive 47 km, 1 hour 17 min

  • Et'hem Bej Mosque
  • Bunk’Art 2
  • Parku Rinia - Youth Park - Taiwan Park
  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Grand Park of Tirana
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On day 3 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Tirana in Albania. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Durrës, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Tirana is the magnificent Et'hem Bej Mosque. Around 1,429 visitors have rated this excellent mosque and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Bunk’Art 2 on this leg of your adventure in Albania. This attraction is a well-known museum that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 4,114 travelers.

The remarkable Rinia Park is known to be one of the best places to visit in Tirana, and its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,631 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Tirana by exploring the captivating Skanderbeg Square. With a stellar average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,228 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Tirana exploration list!

Durrës’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Tirana behind. This drive usually takes around 44 min.

It's time to hit the road and set sight on Tirana. When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing. In this one-of-a-kind city, you’ll find some of the region's most notable sights.

Something that makes Tirana the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding mosque, Et'hem Bej Mosque. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,429 visitors.

The famous Bunk’Art 2 is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Tirana's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 4,114 travelers have rated this incredible museum and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Tirana is also home to the extraordinary Rinia Park, which boasts a 4.4 out of 5 star rating in 2,631 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Skanderbeg Square. With an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 8,228 reviews, a visit to this wonderful square and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Tirana exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Grand Park of Tirana up close. This fascinating urban park and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,845 travelers is proof.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on your trip in North Macedonia. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Tirana itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city.

Add this highly recommended tour to your package now and make this refreshing day in North Macedonia extra special!

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Durrës of your choice.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Durrës. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece.

Make sure to book a table at 4 Stinët, a popular restaurant in Durrës. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 921 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Royal G Hotel and Spa during your stay in Durrës. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 613 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Gusto di Mare & Sushi Time, a renowned dining destination in Durrës. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 488 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Adriatik Hotel, BW Premier Collection. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 672 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Sunset Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 279 customers.

Green Park Hotel cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 144 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.7 out of 5 stars average rating.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 4 – Durrës and Ioannina

Day 4

Day 4 – Durrës and Ioannina

  • Durrës
  • Gjirokastra
  • Ioannina
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Drive 290 km, 4 hours 22 min

  • Durres Amphitheatre
  • Старый город Гирокастры
  • Castle of Gjirokastra
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On day 4 of your multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Durrës in Albania and Ioannina in Greece. In the evening, you’ll end up in Ioannina, where you will stay for 1 night.

A tour of Durrës is not complete without a visit to the famous Durrës Amphitheatre. This incredible sightseeing destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 4,252 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Durrës, prepare for your next destination. Enjoy the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Ioannina, Greece. Your travel time is around 4 hours 8 min.

When you start to long for the next destination, jump into the car and continue your journey. When you reach Durrës, that’s your cue to take a breather from the road. Check out some of the top attractions in the city.

In Durrës, the extraordinary Durrës Amphitheatre awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 4,252 travelers' reviews.

Jump into the car and drive to your next destination. When you arrive in Gjirokastra, it's time to take a well-deserved break from the road. This is your chance to tour the city’s most remarkable sights and top-rated attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Gjirokastra today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Старый город Гирокастры. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 243 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Castle of Gjirokastra. This incredible attraction and sightseeing destination holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 7,120 visitors.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Durrës, its culture, and people.

So be sure to reserve your slot early so you won’t miss the chance to join this highly recommended activity in Durrës.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Ioannina. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Ioannina boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Greece.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit ΨΗΣΤΑΡΙΑ ΤΑΒΕΡΝΑ "Ο ΣΑΚΗΣ". Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Ioannina has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 885 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Balsamico should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Ioannina, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,077 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Φρόντζου Πολιτεία - Frontzu Politia Restaurant. This highly regarded restaurant in Ioannina has earned a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 4,712 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Spitaki με θέα, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,243 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Παλιά Αγορά. It is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,278 customers.

Scala is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 909 customers.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5 – Ioannina, Kastraki, and Thessaloniki

Day 5

Day 5 – Ioannina, Kastraki, and Thessaloniki

  • Ioannina
  • Thessaloniki
  • Meteora
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Drive 330 km, 4 hours 47 min

  • Ioannina Castle
  • Cave of Perama
  • Meteora
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Ioannina in Greece. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Thessaloniki. You will spend 4 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Ioannina, including the outstanding Ioannina Castle. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 11,412 reviews, this fascinating castle and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Ioannina is also home to the captivating Cave of Perama, a local show cave considered one of the highlights of the city. About 6,636 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.8 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Ioannina and set your GPS to Thessaloniki. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 4 hours 26 min.

It's time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Upon your arrival in Ioannina you’ll be greeted with an exciting opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of this city and discover some of its most popular sights.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Ioannina, including the outstanding Ioannina Castle. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 11,412 reviews, this fascinating castle and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Ioannina is also home to the captivating Cave of Perama, a local show cave considered one of the highlights of the city. About 6,636 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.8 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

Jump into the car and set your direction on Kastraki. Once you arrive, make time to explore the village’s most popular attractions and learn something new today.

Something that makes Kastraki the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding monastery, Meteora. This local gem has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 35,413 visitors.

To make your fun escapade in Ioannina, North Macedonia even more exciting, we recommend you check out all the tours and activities you can add to your itinerary. Joining tours is an incredible way to visit wonderful places and meet new friends.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Thessaloniki. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Thessaloniki’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece.

Reserve a table at Kanoula, a renowned restaurant in Thessaloniki. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 2,335 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at rOOTS while in Thessaloniki. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,104 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Thessaloniki at Opsopoion Maganeiai, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,640 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Pulp, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Pulp has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,573 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Makedonia Palace Hotel, a crowd-favorite. Around 10,530 customers have rated their experience at Makedonia Palace Hotel an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Kitchen Bar belongs to the list of the best bars in Thessaloniki, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 9,067 bar-goers.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 6 – Thessaloniki

Day 6

Day 6 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 5 km, 45 min

  • White Tower of Thessaloniki
  • Cathedral of Agia Sophia Thessaloniki
  • Agias Sofias Square
  • Kapani
  • Aristotelous Square
  • More

Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece has in store for you! You will be staying in Thessaloniki for 3 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Thessaloniki today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding White Tower of Thessaloniki. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 50,663 visitors and attracts around 290,192 curious travelers annually.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Holy Church of Hagia Sophia. This incredible attraction and church holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 5,520 visitors.

According to travelers in Thessaloniki, the extraordinary Agias Sofias Square is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,128 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible market, Kapani. Up to 11,510 visitors have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular square, Aristotelous Square. This attraction is rated an average 4.7 out of 5 stars among 42,179 visitors.

While in Thessaloniki, take the chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind during your getaway in North Macedonia. Check out all the tours Thessaloniki offers, and personalize your vacation package to your preferences for an amazing day in the city.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Thessaloniki boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Greece.

Book a table at Giok Balik, a famous dining establishment in Thessaloniki. This culinary hotspot and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 4,336 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Thessaloniki is Loupino Restaurant, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 3,657 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Thessaloniki’s Sebriko for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,978 satisfied diners.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Δέντρο στο Bar, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Thessaloniki. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, backed by 4,446 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Wall by Wall, consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to SKYLINE - OTE Tower, one of the top-rated bars in Thessaloniki, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,534 satisfied customers.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7 – Thessaloniki

Day 7

Day 7 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Heptapyrgion of Thessalonica
  • Atatürk useumM
  • Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
  • More

On day 7, you will wake up in Thessaloniki with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 2 nights left in Thessaloniki before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Thessaloniki, including the outstanding Heptapyrgion of Thessaloniki. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,550 reviews, this fascinating point of interest and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Thessaloniki is also home to the captivating Atatürk Museum, a local house museum considered one of the highlights of the city. About 7,420 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Arch of Galerius and Rotunda is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Thessaloniki. This extraordinary tetrapylon and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,979 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing archaeological museum and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,924 reviews.

Soak in Thessaloniki's rich culture at the fantastic The Umbrellas Sculpture by Zogolopoulos. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Thessaloniki is its overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 13,531 visitor reviews.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on your trip in North Macedonia. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Thessaloniki itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city.

Add this highly recommended tour to your package now and make this refreshing day in North Macedonia extra special!

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Thessaloniki. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Reserve your spot at Charoupi, a popular local restaurant in Thessaloniki. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,912 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience The Rouga during your stay in Thessaloniki. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, by 2,900 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of The Greek, a popular local gem in Thessaloniki. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,117 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Loupino Restaurant, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Loupino Restaurant boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,657 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Tribeca, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Tribeca has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,262 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Castra- All Day Terrace Bar. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5-star from 3,262 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Thessaloniki as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 8 – Thessaloniki, Edessa, Vergina, and Veria

Day 8

Day 8 – Thessaloniki, Edessa, Vergina, and Veria

  • Edessa
  • Veroia
  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 267 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • Waterfalls Park, Edessa
  • Museum of the Royal Tombs at Aigai (Aegae)
  • Holy Monastery of the Virgin Mary Soumela
  • More

Day 8 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Edessa. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Elevate your experience in Edessa by engaging in exhilarating activities and joining tours that uncover the hidden wonders of this beautiful city.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to include a unique blend of top-rated experiences to your travel diary. Browse all of your options below and reserve your slot before it's too late.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Thessaloniki’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Palati Thessaloniki. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Thessaloniki boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 2,775 visitors.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at The Blue Cup | Creative bar. This famous bar in Thessaloniki has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,254 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Menta. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Menta has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,241 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Apallou. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,504 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 9 – Thessaloniki and Skopje

Day 9

Day 9 – Thessaloniki and Skopje

  • Skopje
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Skopje Zoo
  • Mustafa Pasha Türbe
  • Čifte Hammam
  • Old Bazaar
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Skopje in North Macedonia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Skopje. Skopje will be your home for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After soaking in Thessaloniki’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: Skopje, North Macedonia. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 2 hours 52 min.

Hit the road and make your way to the next destination. Skopje, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. We highly recommend checking out its most popular attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Skopje today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Skopje Zoo. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,819 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Mustafa Pasha Türbe. This incredible attraction and türbe holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 762 visitors.

According to travelers in Skopje, the extraordinary Čifte Hammam is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and hammam is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,851 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible čaršija, Old Bazaar. Up to 19,269 visitors have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in North Macedonia by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Skopje, immersing yourself in local customs and meeting new friends.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Skopje’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of North Macedonia's delectable cuisine at one of Skopje's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Old City House, a distinguished dining establishment in Skopje. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,632 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Skopje is Nacionalen Restoran Gradina. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,273 happy diners.

Restaurant Baba Cana stands out as a local favorite in Skopje. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,357 customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The Gallery Café, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. The Gallery Café boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,212 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Tribeca Restaurant & Bar, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Tribeca Restaurant & Bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 875 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Bar „Longplej“. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5-star from 875 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Skopje as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 10 – Skopje - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Skopje - departure day

  • Skopje - Departure day
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  • Skopje City Park
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Skopje before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Optimize your last day in North Macedonia and go on a shopping spree in Skopje’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in North Macedonia, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Skopje today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding City Park. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,026 visitors.

Get a last taste of North Macedonia’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Skopje and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece.

The time has come to say farewell to Skopje for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in North Macedonia, Albania, and Greece with fond memories. Safe travels!

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