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
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Gjirokaster, 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Military Museum and Museum of Aviation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Assembly and Museum of Illusions. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, wander the streets of Skadarlija, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja.

To find out how to plan a trip to Belgrade, use our trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: highs in Belgrade hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:

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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.
Sremski Karlovci and The Gallery of Matica srpska are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dunav (The Danube) and Dunavska Street. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, walk around Danube Park, admire the masterpieces at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Novi Sad journey planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Nis.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, and finally explore the ancient world of Skull Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nis trip planner.

You can drive from Novi Sad to Nis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall and then look for all kinds of wild species at Uvac Special Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nis to Zlatibor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, and then get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shkoder trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zlatibor to Shkoder by car takes about 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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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 30th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then admire the striking features of Skenduli House.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gjirokaster online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Gjirokaster takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Shkoder to Gjirokaster is 1 hour. Traveling from Shkoder in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gjirokaster, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at House of Leaves, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Bunk'Art 1, then see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, and finally examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tirana itinerary planner.

Drive from Gjirokaster to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Tirana. Traveling from Gjirokaster in November, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Tirana. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

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.