20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 1 night
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 6 nights
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Tirana, Albania

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Step off the beaten path and head to House of Leaves and Grand Park (Parku i Madh). Do some cultural sightseeing at BunkArt 2 and Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Berat (National Iconographic Museum Onufri & Berat Castle), Durres Castle (in Durres) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Bektashi World Center, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1.

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Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Tirana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, you will find days in Tirana are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:

Gjirokaster, Albania

— 1 night

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 29th (Sun), learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster vacation website.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Gjirokaster takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gjirokaster when traveling from Tirana in November, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

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 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

Before you visit Shkoder, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gjirokaster in November, things will get a bit cooler in Shkoder: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles, examine the collection at Sirogojno, and then Head underground at Stopica Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zlatibor trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Zlatibor takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Nis.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

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 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Christogram Monument, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, and finally explore the ancient world of Skull Tower.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nis trip planner.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Nis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Novi Sad, Serbia

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sremski Karlovci and The Synagogue. Attractions like Dunav (The Danube) and Svetozar Miletic Square make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Name of Mary Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Karlovacka gimnazija, and see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Novi Sad road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nis to Novi Sad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 6 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Military Museum and Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Assembly and Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, visit Skadarlija, and engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Belgrade trip itinerary app.

Getting from Novi Sad to Belgrade by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:

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.