9-Day Road Trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania from Skopje to Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ioannina, and Thessaloniki

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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Set off on a grand 9-day Euro trip through North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania. Visit multiple cities like Skopje, Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ioannina, and Kastraki, each offering a unique experience unlike any 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. You'll stay 2 nights in North Macedonia, 4 nights in Greece, and 2 nights in Albania.

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. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Skopje and begin your adventure from there. Explore Skopje, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Greece. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ioannina, Kastraki, Thessaloniki, and Edessa, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Albania. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Tirana, Gjirokastra, Shëndellia, Ksamil, and Muzinë.

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

Throughout your tour, 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.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. 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 9-day self-drive adventure in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania. 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. 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 on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania.

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

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Photo of panoramic aerial view of Ksamil beautiful beach, Albanian Riviera.Ksamil
Epirus - region in GreeceIoannina / 1 night
Shëndellia
Panoramic view of Skopje town with Vodno hill in the background.Skopje / 2 nights
Tirana County - region in AlbaniaTirana / 1 night
Thessaloniki Municipal Unit - city in GreeceThessaloniki / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of historical protected town of Gjirocaster , Southern Albania.Gjirokastra / 1 night
Kastraki
Photo of panoramic aerial view of Edessa Waterfall, Central Macedonia, Greece.Edessa
Muzinë

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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 beautiful Ksamil Beach in Butrint National Park, Sarande, Southern Albania, Europe.Butrint National Park
The Blue EyeThe Blue Eye
Photo of Skanderbeg square with flag, Skanderbeg monument and The Et'hem Bey Mosque in the center of Tirana city, Albania.Skanderbeg Square
Castle of Gjirokastra, Gjirokastër, Gjirokastra, Gjirokastër County, Southern Albania, AlbaniaCastle of Gjirokastra
Photo of Skopje Zoo, Macedonia.Skopje Zoo
photo of view ofAtatürk useumM, Thessaloniki, Greece.Atatürk useumM
photo of Perama Cave, Greece,Perama  Greece.Cave of Perama
Heptapyrgion of Thessalonica, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceHeptapyrgion of Thessalonica
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
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
Plazhi Ksamilit, Ksamil, Bashkia Sarandë, Vlorë County, Southern Albania, AlbaniaPlazhi Ksamilit
Church of St. Demetrios, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceChurch of St Demetrios
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 beautiful view of the Skopje Fortress (Kale Fortress) in Skopje, Macedonia.Skopje Fortress
Photo of St. Clement’s Church in Ohrid, North Macedonia.Church of St Clement of Ohrid
Kuršumli An

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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, Greece, and Albania 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 4,994 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.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Skopje. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Tribeca Restaurant & Bar, a highly-rated dining destination in Skopje. If you're eager to try something different, consider Balilla, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Vodenica Mulino. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Skopje this evening.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Café Capri, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Badu bar, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Chillin' Bar provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Your multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania 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

Day 2 – Skopje and Tirana

  • Tirana
  • Skopje
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Drive 300 km, 5 hours 20 min

  • Memorial House of Mother Teresa
  • Church of St Clement of Ohrid
  • Skopje Fortress
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On day 2 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Skopje in North Macedonia. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Tirana, where you’ll be staying 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 2,599 visitors.

In Skopje, don’t miss Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, a great cathedral and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,638 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Skopje off your list when you visit the wonderful Skopje Fortress. This popular sight is an outstanding archaeological site, rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,854 travelers.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Tirana. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the sun sets on day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Tirana's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of North Macedonia to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Tirana has them.

Make sure to reserve a table at Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center, an iconic dining spot in Tirana. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Artigiano, a popular restaurant in Tirana. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Shije Fshati - Taste of the Village, a hidden gem nestled in Tirana. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Radio Bar Tirana. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Colonial Cocktails Academy Tirana offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Kafe Flora, another top-rated bar in the area.

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 3

Day 3 – Tirana and Gjirokastra

  • Gjirokastra
  • Tirana
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Drive 238 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Bunk’Art 2
  • Parku Rinia - Youth Park - Taiwan Park
  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Grand Park of Tirana
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Tirana in Albania. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Gjirokastra, your home for 1 night.

A tour of Tirana is not complete without a visit to the famous Bunk’Art 2. This incredible museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,293 travelers.

Make the most of your Tirana travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Rinia Park. This park and unique destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,691 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Skanderbeg Square for an experience worth remembering. This local square and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,412 visitors.

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

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Gjirokastra. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Savor the flavors at Taverna Tradicionale KARDHASHI, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Taverna Brahimi beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Restorant Tradicional Urat. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Gjirokastra tonight.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Bukowksi Bar Gjirokaster stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Hangover Cocktail Bar offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night.

As the night falls in Gjirokastra, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Gjirokastra, Shëndellia, Ksamil, Muzinë, and Ioannina

  • Ioannina
  • Gjirokastra
  • Shëndellia
  • Ksamil
  • Muzinë
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Drive 192 km, 4 hours 12 min

  • Castle of Gjirokastra
  • Butrint National Park
  • Plazhi Ksamilit
  • The Blue Eye
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On day 4 of your multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania, 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 Gjirokastra in Albania. In the evening, you’ll end up in Ioannina, where you will stay for 1 night.

In Gjirokastra, the extraordinary Castle of Gjirokastra awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,244 travelers' reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Gjirokastra and set your GPS to Shëndellia. 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 1 hour 13 min. Upon reaching Shëndellia, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Butrint National Park is a travelers’ favorite in Shëndellia, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,471 visitors. More than 55,000 people visit this extraordinary national park and local gem every year to experience its uniqueness.

Set your GPS to Ksamil and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 9 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Ksamil beckons with new experiences!

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Plazhi Ksamilit. This outstanding natural feature and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 from 3,559 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Plazhi Ksamilit is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

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 Ioannina. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Το Δώδεκα Cafe Bar, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Μυσταγωγία offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Omilos. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Ioannina.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at ⚜ V E D E M A ⚜, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Hogwarts Tales And Spirits. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Chevalier, another top-rated place in the area.

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

Day 5 – Ioannina, Kastraki, and Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
  • Ioannina
  • Kastraki
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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, Greece, and Albania. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Ioannina in Greece. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Thessaloniki where you'll spend 3 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Ioannina is the magnificent Ioannina Castle. Around 11,505 visitors have rated this excellent castle and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Cave of Perama on this leg of your adventure in Greece. This attraction is a well-known show cave that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 6,774 travelers.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Ioannina, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Kastraki may take around 1 hour 43 min. Upon your arrival in Kastraki, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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 36,135 visitors.

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

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Thessaloniki. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in North Macedonia in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Kitchen Bar, a top-rated dining spot in Thessaloniki. If you're in the mood for something new, try The Greek, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Ενοχές Bar. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Thessaloniki.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Vogatsikou 3, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Castra- All Day Terrace Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Apallou likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Thessaloniki and Edessa

  • Thessaloniki
  • Edessa
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Drive 179 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Waterfalls Park, Edessa
  • Aristotelous Square
  • Kapani
  • Agias Sofias Square
  • Church of St Demetrios
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Wake up to day 6 of your extraordinary road trip through North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania. On this day, you’ll embark on an exciting expedition discovering the enchanting sights and activities of Edessa in Greece. With 2 nights left in Thessaloniki, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Thessaloniki is the magnificent Aristotelous Square. Around 42,159 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Kapani on this leg of your adventure in Greece. This attraction is a well-known market that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 11,618 travelers.

The remarkable Agias Sofias Square is known to be one of the best places to visit in Thessaloniki, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,231 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Thessaloniki by exploring the captivating Holy Church of Saint Demetrius, Patron Saint of Thessalonica. With a stellar average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 5,909 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Thessaloniki exploration list!

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Thessaloniki and set your GPS to Edessa. 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 1 hour 18 min. Upon reaching Edessa, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Edessa, including the outstanding Waterfalls Park, Edessa. Having an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 19,283 reviews, this fascinating urban park and attraction is one of the top travel destinations 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 North Macedonia.

Make sure to book a table at rOOTS, a popular restaurant in Thessaloniki. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Thessaloniki at Menta, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Opsopoion Maganeiai. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Thessaloniki tonight.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Tribeca, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Kafodeio Greek provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Pulp offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki
  • Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
  • Atatürk useumM
  • Heptapyrgion of Thessalonica
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On day 7, you will wake up in Thessaloniki with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Thessaloniki before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable The Umbrellas Sculpture by Zogolopoulos. This outstanding sightseeing destination and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 13,676 travelers, a visit to the remarkable The Umbrellas Sculpture by Zogolopoulos is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating White Tower of Thessaloniki is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This fortified tower and tourist destination welcomes approximately 290,192 visitors every year and boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 51,335 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing tetrapylon, Arch of Galerius and Rotunda. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,215 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Atatürk Museum, an outstanding sightseeing destination, is one place you should visit while in Thessaloniki considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,650 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Heptapyrgion of Thessaloniki and discover what makes this local point of interest and wonder one of the best attractions in Thessaloniki. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 5,638 travelers.

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 Thessaloniki'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.

Have a fantastic dining experience at The Blue Cup | Creative bar, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Pantheon Bar offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, LOCAL Thessaloniki is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Thessaloniki.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania! Enjoy your evening in Thessaloniki 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 8

Day 8 – Thessaloniki and Skopje

  • Skopje
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Drive 236 km, 3 hours

  • Old Bazaar
  • Čifte Hammam
  • Kuršumli An
  • Skopje Zoo
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania. Today's main destinations are Skopje in North Macedonia, 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 Skopje. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Skopje, North Macedonia and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 43 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Skopje beckons with new experiences!

Old Bazaar 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 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,595 visitors.

In Skopje, don’t miss Čifte Hammam, a great hammam and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,867 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Skopje off your list when you visit the wonderful Kuršumli An. This popular sight is an outstanding caravanserai, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 237 travelers.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Skopje Zoo. This zoo and place of interest has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,910 reviews.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Skopje. 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.

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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Pelister, a highly-rated dining destination in Skopje. If you're eager to try something different, consider Restaurant Skopski Merak, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Daily Food & Wine. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Skopje this evening.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Piazza Liberta, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Van Gogh Bar is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Woodstock Craft Beer & Rock is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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

Day 9 – Skopje - departure day

  • Skopje - Departure day
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  • Skopje City Park
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On day 9 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, Greece, and Albania. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

On your last day in North Macedonia, take time to indulge in shopping at Skopje’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of North Macedonia. Each store here is brimming with unique finds. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of North Macedonia forever.

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 4,066 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, Greece, and Albania.

If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Два елена, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

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 9-day European road trip in North Macedonia, Greece, and Albania with fond memories. Safe travels!

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