20 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

20 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
— 7 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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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 7 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Illusions and Nikola Tesla Museum. Kids will enjoy Military Museum and Museum of Aviation. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Zepter Museum , Belgrade, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, and examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade visit planning site.

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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Fruska Gora Monasteries. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church and The Name of Mary Church. Step out of Novi Sad with an excursion to Krusedol Monastery in Fruska Gora National Park--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, don't miss a visit to Dunavska Street, stroll around Danube Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Church.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Novi Sad attractions planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Belgrade to Novi Sad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
On the 24th (Sun), 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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zlatibor road trip website.

Drive from Novi Sad to Zlatibor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Nishava, then steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, and finally appreciate the history behind The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nis day trip website.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Nis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to 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 26th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kopaonik.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kopaonik trip planner.

Drive from Nis to Kopaonik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Shkoder.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, get interesting insight from Tours, and then shop like a local with Venice Art Mask Factory. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip planner.

Getting from Kopaonik to Shkoder by car takes about 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud", then walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Preza Castle, pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush, then step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Deluxe Spa & Massage.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tirana trip planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from Shkoder in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tirana: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · 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.