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
— 5 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
— 1 night
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Illusions and Zepter Museum , Belgrade. Family-friendly places like Military Museum and Museum of Aviation will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, stop by Skadarlija, and see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade route maker site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Novi Sad, Serbia

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Fruska Gora Monasteries and Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and Sinagoga. Get out of town with these interesting Novi Sad side-trips: Monastery Beocin (in Beocin), City Hall (Gradska kuca) (in Subotica) and Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, don't miss a visit to Dunavska Street, see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church.

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Take a shuttle from Belgrade to Novi Sad in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 1 night
On the 27th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, then explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, and then examine the collection at Sirogojno.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zlatibor trip itinerary 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 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nis.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Skull Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, then steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stambolija House.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kopaonik.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Kopaonik, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kopaonik.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kopaonik visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nis to Kopaonik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Korce.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
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Korce, Albania

— 1 night
Korçë is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ngjallja e Krishtit Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Paleochristian Church, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Medieval Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Art.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Korce trip app.

Drive from Kopaonik to Korce in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Korce

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

Tirana, Albania

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like BunkArt 2 and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze), Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at Deluxe Spa & Massage.

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Traveling by car from Korce to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · 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.