15 days in Serbia, Republic of North Macedonia & Albania Itinerary

15 days in Serbia, Republic of North Macedonia & Albania Itinerary

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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 1 night
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
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Butrint, Albania
— 1 night
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights

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Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square, do a tasting at Podrum Probus, and then expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress.

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London, UK to Novi Sad is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Novi Sad. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Novi Sad reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Wineries

Side Trip

Podrum Probus
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
Svetozar Miletic Square ©
Svetozar Miletic Square

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova, and take a stroll through Skadarlija.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belgrade road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, examine the collection at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, and pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje trip maker app.

You can drive from Belgrade to Skopje in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Mountain of Vodno ©
Mountain of Vodno

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Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shkoder vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Shkoder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Skopje in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Shkoder. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, then see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tirana itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tirana when traveling from Shkoder in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2

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Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, make a trip to Bulevardi Republika, then see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Iconographic Museum Onufri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Berat route planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Berat sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Butrint.

Things to do in Berat

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri

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Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Butrint online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Butrint takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Berat to Butrint, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berat in August, Butrint is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Butrint

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, explore the activities along Lake Ohrid, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jovan Kaneo. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Plaoshnik, then contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ohrid day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Butrint to Ohrid in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Ohrid is slightly colder than Butrint - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

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