Below is how I would spend a day in Durrës, Albania.
Click on the Google Maps link under the map below and add your hostel/hotel as the final destination to help you orient yourself.
This information is correct at the time of writing (February 2013).
If you have a suggestion on what else to do, a place to stay or somewhere nice to eat, please leave a comment!
Attraction: Roman Thermal Baths and Byzantine Forum (Banja Romake Termike dhe Forum Bizantine)
Google Maps Address: Termat, Rruga Aleksander Goga, Durrës, Albania
Description: Walk around the area and discover archaeological sights including ancient Roman pools and a forum that was built sometime in the 5th and 7th centuries AD.
7 minute walk to next destination
Attraction: Amphitheatre (Amfiteatri i Durrësit)
Google Maps Address: Amfiteatri i Durrësit, Rruga Kalase, Durrës, Albania
Description: This is the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans and was built in the 2nd century AD.
5 minute walk to next destination
Attraction: Venetian Tower (Kulla Veneciane)
Google Maps Address: Rruga Doktor Margariti, Durrës, Albania (Not the exact location but closest to it on the map. Actual location corner of Rruga Doktor Margariti and Rruga Autostrada Egnatia)
Description: The castle to which the tower belongs to, gives an excellent perspective of Albania in the time of Emperors and the importance of having high walls for protection of the city.
12 minute walk to next destination
Attraction: Archaeological Museum (Muzeu Arkeologjik)
Google Maps Address: Muzeu Arkeologjik, Durrës 2000, Albania
Description: Housing the largest archaeological collection in Albania, the museum has displays of items from ancient to medieval periods found in Durres and its surrounding areas.