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

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore hidden gems such as Dajti and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Get some cultural insight at BunkArt 2 and Kruja Castle. 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 15.5-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

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Berat, Albania

— 2 nights

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. 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 · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Himare, Albania

— 2 nights
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

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Shkoder, Albania

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Venice Art Mask Factory and Marubi National Museum of Photography. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Shkodra Lake. There's lots more to do: trek along Peaks Of The Balkans, make a trip to Former Palace of King Nikola I, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, and explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shkoder tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Himare to Shkoder by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Himare to Shkoder, you'll gain 1 hour 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Theth.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Theth, Albania

— 1 night
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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 2 nights
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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Novi Sad, Serbia

— 3 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 The Name of Mary Church. Get some cultural insight at Sremski Karlovci and Upper Church. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Dunavska Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand, examine the collection at The Gallery of Matica srpska, and browse the collection at Matica Srpska Library.

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Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Novi Sad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palic.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Palic, Serbia

— 1 night
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

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 7 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 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 13:

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.

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.