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
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, and then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tirana trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Tirana is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Tirana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites

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 16th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berat road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Berat, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow 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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Gjirokaster, then contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gjirokaster online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Berat to Gjirokaster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gjirokaster, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow 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

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.
On the 18th (Tue), kick back and relax at Pulebardha Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, get a dose of the wild on Saranda Jeep, and then take in the waterfront at Saranda Embankment.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Saranda trip itinerary maker site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough 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 ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and Ali Pasha Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gjipe Beach and Dhermi Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Himare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Himare takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Himare are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) 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

2
nights
Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
On the 23rd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Dino Park, Head underground at Stopica Cave, then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno, and finally admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall. On the 24th (Mon), 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 where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zlatibor trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Himare to Zlatibor takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Zlatibor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sremski Karlovci and Palic Lake. Family-friendly places like Strand and Dunavska Street will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Novi Sad: Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret (in Subotica) and Palic Zoo (in Palic). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fruska Gora Monasteries, walk around Danube Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad holiday planner.

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, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Palic, Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, Sremski Karlovci
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Strand ©
Strand
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Military Museum and Nikola Tesla Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral Church and The National Assembly. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Belgrade Kayak Trip, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Belgrade day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Novi Sad to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

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

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