20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Kopaonik, Serbia
— 1 night
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 7 nights
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Subotica, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania — 4 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania and BunkArt 2. Family-friendly places like National Iconographic Museum Onufri and Holy Trinity Church will thrill your kids. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and National Ethnographic Museum Berat (in Berat). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana sightseeing planning app.

Washington, USA to Tirana is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in January; daily highs in Tirana reach 55°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle, and then explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tirana to Shkoder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in February: highs in Shkoder hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kopaonik.
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Kopaonik, Serbia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kopaonik.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kopaonik trip planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Kopaonik in 6 hours. On the 5th (Fri), 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. On the 6th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at The City Hall, steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Liberators of Nis.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nis online trip builder.

You can drive from Kopaonik to Nis in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Zlatibor.
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Zlatibor, Serbia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Tornik and then make a trip to Mecavnik. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sirogojno, then explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zlatibor trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nis to Zlatibor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 7 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Illusions and Military Museum. Attractions like Nikola Tesla Museum and Ethnographic Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Novi Sad (Dunavska Street & Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul) and Sremski Karlovci (Upper Church & Sremski Karlovci). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Zepter Museum , Belgrade, shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, visit Skadarlija, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation.

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You can drive from Zlatibor to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Belgrade are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Subotica.
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Subotica, Serbia — 2 nights

Subotica is a city and the administrative center of the North Bačka District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga, then admire the striking features of City Hall (Gradska kuca), then explore the world behind art at Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, and finally get to know the resident critters at Palic Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Subotica trip itinerary site.

Getting from Belgrade to Subotica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel 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

4.3
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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