20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
2
Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
3
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
4
Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
5
Himare, Albania
— 3 nights
6
Zlatibor, Serbia
— 1 night
7
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 3 nights
8
Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights


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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 7th (Fri), stop by Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tirana online route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tirana, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kruje
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Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja

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Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Teqe, examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and finally take in the views from Gorica Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Quarter Of Gorica, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The King Mosque.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berat day trip tool.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat
River Rafting & Tubing

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Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then admire the striking features of Skenduli House.

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You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster. Traveling from Berat in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
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Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Skenduli House ©
Skenduli House

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Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, and then take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment.

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Traveling by car from Gjirokaster to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In August in Saranda, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Butrint National Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Saranda Jeep ©
Saranda Jeep
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach

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nights
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and The Castle of Himara. Explore hidden gems such as Gjipe Beach and Dhermi Beach.

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Traveling by car from Saranda to Himare takes 1.5 hours. August in Himare sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Himare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ali Pasha Castle, Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Himara Seas The Day ©
Himara Seas The Day

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
On the 17th (Mon), Head underground at Stopica Cave, examine the collection at Sirogojno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles, and finally admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zlatibor trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Himare to Zlatibor in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Zlatibor due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno
Gostilje Waterfall ©
Gostilje Waterfall

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Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Family-friendly places like Strand and The Name of Mary Church will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sremski Karlovci and Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fruska Gora Monasteries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church, view the masterpieces at Dunavska Street, and walk around Danube Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Novi Sad online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Novi Sad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sremski Karlovci
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Strand ©
Strand
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Military Museum and Cathedral Church. Family-friendly places like Nikola Tesla Museum and Skadarlija will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with Belgrade Kayak Trip, make a trip to Zemunski kej, explore the activities along Sava, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belgrade route planner.

Drive from Novi Sad to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Military Museum ©
Military Museum
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum
Ružica ©
Ružica

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