20 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

20 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

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Fly to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Drive to Novi Sad
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kopaonik, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Sremski Karlovci. Family-friendly places like Fruska Gora Monasteries and Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Subotica (City Hall (Gradska kuca), Sinagoga, &more) and Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Name of Mary Church, don't miss a visit to A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, and examine the collection at The Gallery of Matica srpska.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Novi Sad planning tool.

Washington, USA to Novi Sad is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Novi Sad, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Novi Sad sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Illusions and Zepter Museum , Belgrade. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Military Museum and Nikola Tesla Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and wander the streets of Knez Mihailova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade trip website.

Traveling by shuttle from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Belgrade sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, then explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, and then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zlatibor trip maker tool.

You can drive from Belgrade to Zlatibor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Museums
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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 (Wed), stop by Forum Shopping Center, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, contemplate the long history of Stambolija House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, and finally delve into the distant past at Skull Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nis journey maker website.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Nis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kopaonik.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Kopaonik, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kopaonik.

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Traveling by car from Nis to Kopaonik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shkoder.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shkoder journey planner.

Drive from Kopaonik to Shkoder in 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle, appreciate the history behind Statue of George W. Bush, then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, and finally look for gifts at Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tirana day trip app.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Tirana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Shkoder in February, you will find days in Tirana are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

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.