20 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

20 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

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

— 6 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Illusions and Zepter Museum , Belgrade. Step off the beaten path and head to Military Museum and Ethnographic Museum. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, wander the streets of Skadarlija, and shop like a local with Knez Mihailova.

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Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade is 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Belgrade are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and The Synagogue. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sinagoga and The Name of Mary Church. Explore Novi Sad's surroundings by going to Subotica (City Hall (Gradska kuca) & Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fruska Gora Monasteries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Sveta tri jerarha, make a trip to Dunavska Street, and stroll around Danube Park.

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Traveling by shuttle from Belgrade to Novi Sad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tornik, then explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, and then examine the collection at Sirogojno.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zlatibor route tool.

Drive from Novi Sad to Zlatibor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Nis, Serbia

— 1 night
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, contemplate the long history of Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then admire the striking features of Stambolija House, and finally appreciate the history behind The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nis trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Nis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Nis, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kopaonik.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
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Kopaonik, Serbia

— 1 night
On the 19th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kopaonik.

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Getting from Nis to Kopaonik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Korce.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Korce, Albania

— 2 nights
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Medieval Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Art. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Drilon.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Korce holiday planning site.

You can drive from Kopaonik to Korce in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tirana, Albania

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Do some cultural sightseeing at BunkArt 2 and Preza Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirana: Kruje (Kruja Castle & Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter)), Durres Amphitheatre (in Durres) and Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tirana journey builder website.

Getting from Korce to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tirana are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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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.

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.