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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Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 3 nights
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
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Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Discover out-of-the-way places like BunkArt 2 and Kruja Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Muzeu Historik Kombetar. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirana: Shkoder (Rozafa Castle & Marubi National Museum of Photography). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud", and make a trip to Skanderbeg Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tirana travel route planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Tirana is 6 hours. In October in Tirana, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Berat, Albania

— 3 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Iconographic Museum Onufri and National Ethnographic Museum Berat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Apollonia Archaeological Park and Quarter Of Gorica. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, do a tasting at Cobo Winery, and don't miss a visit to Bulevardi Republika.

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Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Berat are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Saranda, Albania

— 3 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Zekate House and Lekuresi Castle. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and Monastery of 40 Saints. Get out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Skenduli House (in Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park and kick back and relax at Santa Quaranta beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saranda visit planner.

Drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Berat in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saranda, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Himare, Albania

— 3 nights
Get some cultural insight at Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and The Castle of Himara. Attractions like Gjipe Beach and Livadhi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Himare to Dhermi to see Dhermi Beach about 32 minutes away.

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You can drive from Saranda to Himare in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Gostilje Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno, and finally find something for the whole family at Dino Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Tornik, look for all kinds of wild species at Uvac Special Nature Reserve, and then make a trip to Kremansko Prorocanstvo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zlatibor holiday planner.

Drive from Himare to Zlatibor in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Name of Mary Church and Dunavska Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fruska Gora Monasteries and Palic Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Novi Sad: Palic Lake (in Palic), Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park) and Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret (in Subotica). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church, contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strand.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Novi Sad travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Novi Sad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 5 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get some cultural insight at Oplenac and Museum of Illusions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Petka's Chapel and Crkva Svetog Marka. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Skadarlija.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade sightseeing planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Novi Sad to Belgrade in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

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.