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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Kopaonik, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fruska Gora Monasteries and The Name of Mary Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Novi Sad: Subotica (City Hall (Gradska kuca), Sinagoga, &more) and Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, make a trip to Dunavska Street, pause for some photo ops at A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strand.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad trip planner.

Washington, USA to Novi Sad is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In January in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 6 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Illusions and Museum of Aviation. Get some cultural insight at Military Museum and Ethnographic Museum. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, wander the streets of Skadarlija, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, and contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Novi Sad to Belgrade by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tornik, Head underground at Stopica Cave, and then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor day trip app.

Getting from Belgrade to Zlatibor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kopaonik.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:

Kopaonik, Serbia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopaonik.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kopaonik road trip planning website.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Kopaonik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nis.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Stambolija House, then steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, and finally explore the ancient world of Skull Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nis online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kopaonik to Nis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Tirana, Albania

— 5 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like BunkArt 2 and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Kruja Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje) and Ethnographic Museum of Kruja (in Kruje). There's much more to do: walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner.

You can drive from Nis to Tirana in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Nis in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Tirana, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

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.