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Driving itinerary

Jacksonville...
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Driving itinerary

Hello. Leaving for Tirana next week and picking up a car at the airport for 11 days before returning car back to Tirana airport. I’ve been doing research for this last minute trip.

I read that google maps is not very reliable in Albania and assume this is still true for some stretches. Can I buy a paper map at the Tirana airport?

One website suggested a drive from Sarandë to The Blue Eye, then Muzina, Jorgucat village, and finally Gjirokastra. Google maps does not provide a direct road from The Blue eye to Muzina Pass. Is this correct? Perhaps it’s only for bikers this driving route suggested by this website. https:/…

Any other tips will be appreciated. We may skip Tirana the capital entirely given our short time to explore Albania. I am hoping that after driving south of Tirana airport I may have time to go north of airport to Lezhe where I read there’s a Michelin starred chef restaurant.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

6 replies to this topic
Tartu, Estonia
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1. Re: Driving itinerary

I don't believe that you can find good map of Albania from airport.

The road for Blue Eye. It's an old mistake. Look at https:/…91573740

Rome, Italy
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2. Re: Driving itinerary

I am not pretty sure....

You can go to Saranda again after the Blue eye and than go to Gjirokaster.

That is the motorway.

Jacksonville...
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3. Re: Driving itinerary

Thanks for the replies. I downloaded maps.me and hopefully it will be useful.

Jacksonville...
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4. Re: Driving itinerary

Thanks for the replies. I downloaded maps.me and hopefully it will be useful.

San Francisco...
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5. Re: Driving itinerary

Hi Lapcheong - I will be doing something similar in a few weeks. Could you update this post with your experience driving and navigating in Albania? Thanks!

Machelen, Belgium
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6. Re: Driving itinerary

@Lapcheong: Maps.me works perfect in Albania. Never lost my way. ;)

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