20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Berat, Albania
— 3 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Kopaonik, Serbia
— 1 night
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Tirana, Albania — 2 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at House of Leaves, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1, step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Bektashi World Center, and finally walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tirana itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Tirana. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect Tirana to be colder, temps between 59°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.
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Berat, Albania — 3 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
National Iconographic Museum Onufri and Berat Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Apollonia Archaeological Park and Sotira Waterfall. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika, and take in the views from Gorica Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Berat are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.
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Shkoder, Albania — 2 nights

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 9th (Tue), gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, and then make a trip to Former Palace of King Nikola I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shkoder tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berat to Shkoder takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Berat in February, expect nights in Shkoder to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zlatibor.
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Zlatibor, Serbia — 2 nights

On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at National Park Tara, find something for the whole family at Dino Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Tornik. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Sirogojno, then Head underground at Stopica Cave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Zlatibor trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Zlatibor takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kopaonik.
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Kopaonik, Serbia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kopaonik.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kopaonik travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Kopaonik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nis.
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Nis, Serbia — 1 night

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 14th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage center ZEN, steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, and finally explore the ancient world of Skull Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kopaonik to Nis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Nis sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 8 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get some cultural insight at Crkva Svetog Marka and Automobile Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zepter Museum , Belgrade and Museum of Illusions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belgrade: Novi Sad (Dunavska Street & Hram Sveta tri jerarha) and Sremski Karlovci (Upper Church & Sremski Karlovci). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, stop by Dorcol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nis to Belgrade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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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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