20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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 BunkArt 2 and Grand Park (Parku i Madh). Do some cultural sightseeing at Kruja Castle and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta (in Lushnje), Berat (National Ethnographic Museum Berat, National Iconographic Museum Onufri, &more) and Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tirana online travel route planner.

Washington, USA to Tirana is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Tirana. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in January; daily highs in Tirana reach 55°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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 do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a 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.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nis.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
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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.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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 Kalemegdan make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci (Upper Church & Sremski Karlovci) and Novi Sad (Dunavska Street & Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Zepter Museum , Belgrade, see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, take a stroll through Skadarlija, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Belgrade takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Subotica.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

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.

Things to do in Subotica

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
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.

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.