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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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 1 night
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Military Museum and Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice. Explore hidden gems such as The National Assembly and Museum of Aviation. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, don't miss a visit to Knez Mihailova, and explore the activities along Sava.

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Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect nights in Belgrade to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

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Novi Sad, Serbia

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Dunav (The Danube) and Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church. Sremski Karlovci and The Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Name of Mary Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress, and don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Novi Sad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

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Nis, Serbia

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 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, and finally delve into the distant past at Skull Tower.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nis vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Nis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Nis can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall, then explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, and then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nis to Zlatibor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

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Shkoder, Albania

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 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory. On the next day, examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shkoder route builder.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Shkoder takes 5.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Shkoder are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

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Gjirokaster, Albania

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Gjirokaster, then steep yourself in history at Zekate House, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gjirokaster trip planner.

Getting from Shkoder to Gjirokaster by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Shkoder to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Gjirokaster is somewhat warmer than Shkoder - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

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Berat, Albania

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, then admire the masterpieces at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berat tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Berat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Gjirokaster to Berat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Berat, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at House of Leaves, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, then see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and finally appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

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.