25 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

25 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
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Berat, Albania
— 3 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 3 nights
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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 BunkArt 2 and Dajti. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Et`hem Bey Mosque and Kruja Castle. Take a break from Tirana with a short trip to Ethnographic Museum of Kruja in Kruje, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary maker app.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tirana due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tirana: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Ethnographic Museum Berat and Apollonia Archaeological Park. Get some cultural insight at Holy Trinity Church and National Iconographic Museum Onufri. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berat trip maker site.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Berat can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ali Pasha Castle, then stroll through Livadhi Beach, and then contemplate the long history of The Castle of Himara.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Himare travel route 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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Himare, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Shkodra Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shkoder online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Himare to Shkoder takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Shkoder. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Himare in December; daily highs in Shkoder reach 53°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
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Walking tours
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): Head underground at Stopica Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gostilje Waterfall, then examine the collection at Sirogojno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, find something for the whole family at Dino Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Uvac Special Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor holiday maker website.

Getting from Shkoder to Zlatibor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Nis.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave
Uvac Special Nature Reserve ©
Uvac Special Nature Reserve
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno

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Nis, Serbia

Nis ©
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 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, contemplate the long history of Stambolija House, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Hall, and finally delve into the distant past at Skull Tower.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Nis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Nis sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites · Museums
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
Hram Svetog Pantelejmona ©
Hram Svetog Pantelejmona

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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.
Kids will enjoy Room Escape Games and Fruska Gora Monasteries. Get a sense of the local culture at Sremski Karlovci and Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Novi Sad: Palic Lake (in Palic) and Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret (in Subotica). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Sveta tri jerarha, take in the exciting artwork at Dunavska Street, and do a tasting at Podrum Probus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Novi Sad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nis to Novi Sad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National Assembly and Room Escape Games. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ružica and Cathedral Church. There's lots more to do: get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade online trip planner.

Drive from Novi Sad to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

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