15 days in Serbia Itinerary

15 days in Serbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Serbia visit planner

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Belgrade
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zajecar
— 1 night
Drive
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Nis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zlatibor
— 1 night
Drive
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Topola
— 1 night
Drive
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Novi Sad
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Subotica
— 2 nights
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Belgrade

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Illusions and Military Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Petka's Chapel and Ethnographic Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, wander the streets of Skadarlija, get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Belgrade are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zajecar.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Zajecar

— 1 night
Zaječar is a city and the administrative center of the Zaječar District in eastern Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Narodni Muzej Zajecar, then explore the ancient world of Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad, and then delve into the distant past at Romuliana, Roman palace at entrance.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zajecar trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Zajecar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Zajecar are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Nis.

Things to do in Zajecar

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Nis

— 2 nights
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Bubanj Memorial Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Pirot Fortress, then learn about winemaking at Vinski Podrum Malca, then explore the ancient world of Skull Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona.

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Drive from Zajecar to Nis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nis can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Zlatibor

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Gostilje Waterfall, then examine the collection at Sirogojno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor day trip planning app.

Drive from Nis to Zlatibor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Topola.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Topola

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Winery Aleksandrovic and then steep yourself in history at Oplenac.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Topola online trip maker.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Topola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Topola sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Topola

Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Novi Sad

— 3 nights

Serbian Athens

The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fruska Gora Monasteries and Krusedol Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Staro Hopovo Monastery in Fruska Gora National Park (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Podrum Probus, stroll around Danube Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Synagogue, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Name of Mary Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Novi Sad holiday planner.

Getting from Topola to Novi Sad by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Subotica.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Subotica

— 2 nights
Subotica is a city and the administrative center of the North Bačka District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Palic Lake, learn about winemaking at Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan, then get to know the resident critters at Palic Zoo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Subotica online driving holiday planner.

Take a shuttle from Novi Sad to Subotica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Subotica can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Subotica

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Serbia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.