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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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kopaonik, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 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.
Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Sinagoga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fruska Gora Monasteries and Sremski Karlovci. Venture out of the city with trips to Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park) and Subotica (City Hall (Gradska kuca) & Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Church, explore the world behind art at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog, and stroll around Danube Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Novi Sad driving holiday planner.

Washington, USA to Novi Sad is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Novi Sad is 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Belgrade.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Illusions and Zepter Museum , Belgrade. Bring the kids along to Military Museum and Ethnographic Museum. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica, see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zlatibor.
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Zlatibor, Serbia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, then Head underground at Stopica Cave, and then examine the collection at Sirogojno.

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Traveling by car from Belgrade to Zlatibor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nis.
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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 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Skull Tower, then pause for some photo ops at The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, then contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of NATO Bombardment in 1999.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zlatibor to Nis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Nis, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kopaonik.
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Kopaonik, Serbia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kopaonik.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kopaonik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Nis to Kopaonik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shkoder.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and then view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shkoder trip planner.

Drive from Kopaonik to Shkoder in 6 hours. In February, daytime highs in Shkoder are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tirana.
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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 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, then stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of George W. Bush, and finally contemplate the long history of Preza Castle.

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Drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Shkoder in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tirana: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
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.
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