25 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

25 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 3 nights
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Theth, Albania
— 1 night
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Palic, Serbia
— 1 night
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 7 nights

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore hidden gems such as Dajti and BunkArt 2. Get some cultural insight at Kruja Castle and Et`hem Bey Mosque. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tirana journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tirana. While traveling from Washington DC, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tirana, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Dajti ©
Dajti
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle

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Berat, Albania

Berat ©

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery, then take an in-depth tour of National Iconographic Museum Onufri, and then do a tasting at Nurellari Winery and Guest House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Sotira Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Berat trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Berat, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
River Rafting & Tubing

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ali Pasha Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then stroll through Gjipe Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Himare online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Berat to Himare in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Berat in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Himare, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Site of Witness and Memory and Marubi National Museum of Photography. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Shkodra Lake. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, make a trip to Former Palace of King Nikola I, trek along Peaks Of The Balkans, and explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shkoder road trip planning site.

You can drive from Himare to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Shkoder due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Himare in January, with highs in Shkoder at 49°F and lows at 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Theth.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Walking tours
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory

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Theth, Albania

Theth ©
On the 31st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Thethi-Guide, then explore the striking landscape of Theth National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Theth trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Shkoder to Theth in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Theth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Thethi-Guide ©
Thethi-Guide
Lock-in Tower ©
Lock-in Tower

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, find something for the whole family at Dino Park, then take a peaceful walk through National Park Tara, and finally make a trip to Kremansko Prorocanstvo. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, then examine the collection at Sirogojno, then admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zlatibor attractions planner.

You can drive from Theth to Zlatibor in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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National Park Tara ©
National Park Tara
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno
Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave

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Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fruska Gora Monasteries and The Name of Mary Church. Family-friendly places like Dunavska Street and Svetozar Miletic Square will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fruška Gora, and see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Novi Sad online road trip planner.

Getting from Zlatibor to Novi Sad by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Novi Sad sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palic.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries
The Name of Mary Church
The Name of Mary Church

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Palic, Serbia

Palic ©
Palić is a town in Serbia, from Subotica, and from the border between Serbia and Hungary. On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga, then explore the world behind art at Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, then explore the activities along Palic Lake, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palic Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Palic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Novi Sad in February: highs in Palic hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Palic

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Palic Lake ©
Palic Lake
Sinagoga ©
Sinagoga
Palic Zoo ©
Palic Zoo

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
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 Saint Petka's Chapel. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Military Museum and Ethnographic Museum. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, explore the world behind art at Zepter Museum , Belgrade, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Belgrade online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palic to Belgrade in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. February in Belgrade sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

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