15 days in Serbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Serbia travel planner
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Make it your trip
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Belgrade
— 4 nights
Drive
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Despotovac
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zlatibor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novi Sad
— 5 nights
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Belgrade — 4 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kalemegdan and Nikola Tesla Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Skadarlija and St. Sava Temple. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, learn about all things military at Military Museum, and contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Belgrade trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Belgrade is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Despotovac.
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Despotovac — 2 nights

Despotovac is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of the central Serbia. On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Vodopad Veliki Buk and then Head underground at Resavska Cave. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gornjak Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Krupajsko Vrelo, then walk around Miniature Park, and finally make a trip to Manasija Monastery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Despotovac trip maker.

Drive from Belgrade to Despotovac in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zlatibor.
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Zlatibor — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles, then look for all kinds of wild species at Uvac Special Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at National Park Tara, find something for the whole family at Dino Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, and finally make a trip to Prerast u Dobroselici.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zlatibor road trip planning app.

You can drive from Despotovac to Zlatibor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Novi Sad.
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Novi Sad — 5 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.
The Name of Mary Church and Novi Sad Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Strand and Dunavska Street. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress, see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Divsa, and steep yourself in history at Privina Glava monastery.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Novi Sad online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Novi Sad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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