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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Illusions and Military Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zepter Museum , Belgrade and Museum of Aviation. There's lots more to do: get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, visit Knez Mihailova, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belgrade online day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. January in Belgrade sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Sinagoga. Bring the kids along to Fruska Gora Monasteries and The Name of Mary Church. Take a break from Novi Sad with a short trip to Ivan Saric Monument in Subotica, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church, don't miss a visit to Dunavska Street, and contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Novi Sad online trip builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Belgrade to Novi Sad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tornik, then Head underground at Stopica Cave, and then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zlatibor journey planner.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Zlatibor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Nishava, steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, and then delve into the distant past at Skull Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nis trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Zlatibor to Nis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Nis, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kopaonik.

Things to do in Nis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kopaonik, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude 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. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to 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 22nd (Fri): 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of National Park of Drilon.

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You can drive from Kopaonik to Korce in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like BunkArt 2 and Kruja Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Venture out of the city with trips to Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje) and Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, explore the stunning scenery at Canyons of Erzen River, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tirana driving holiday planner.

Getting from Korce to Tirana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) 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.