20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

20 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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


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2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), then step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, and then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tirana day trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. 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 12th (Wed) early enough 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

1
night
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berat trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Berat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Berat

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

1
night
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 14th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then admire the striking features of Skenduli House.

Plan trip to Gjirokaster with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Gjirokaster due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berat in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

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

2
nights
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 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, then get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, and then take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saranda trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Saranda in 1.5 hours. August in Saranda sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to 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

3
nights
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gjipe Beach and Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello. Get some cultural insight at The Castle of Himara and Ali Pasha Castle. Step out of Himare with an excursion to Dhermi Beach in Dhermi--about 32 minutes away.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Himare online road trip planner.

You can drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. August in Himare sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to 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

2
nights
Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
On the 20th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Dino Park, then Head underground at Stopica Cave, then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gostilje Waterfall. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at National Park Tara and then identify plant and animal life at Uvac Special Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor online tour planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

National Park Tara, Uvac Special Nature Reserve
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Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave
National Park Tara ©
National Park Tara
Uvac Special Nature Reserve ©
Uvac Special Nature Reserve

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Strand and Fruška Gora make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora Monasteries. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, take in the exciting artwork at Dunavska Street, admire the striking features of Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Novi Sad day trip tool.

Getting from Zlatibor to Novi Sad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sremski Karlovci
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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries
The Name of Mary Church
The Name of Mary Church

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
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 Skadarlija. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Church and Zemunski kej. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with Belgrade Kayak Trip, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva Svetog Marka.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Novi Sad to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 29th (Sat) 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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