25 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

25 days in Albania & Serbia Itinerary

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

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
National Iconographic Museum Onufri and Kruja Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Et`hem Bey Mosque and BunkArt 2. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Berat (Berat Castle & Holy Trinity Church). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and look for gifts at Artistic Jewellery Pirro.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tirana itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Tirana at 59°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Tirana

Wildlife · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Himare, Albania

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gjipe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Himare tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Tirana to Himare in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Himare due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tirana in February since evenings lows in Himare dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Shkoder, Albania

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the striking features of Former Palace of King Nikola I. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory, and finally see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shkoder holiday maker app.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Himare to Shkoder is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Himare in February, expect Shkoder to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Theth.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Theth, Albania

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Thethi-Guide, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theth National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Theth journey planner.

You can drive from Shkoder to Theth in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Theth

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Zlatibor, Serbia

— 3 nights
Kids will enjoy Tornik and Stopica Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sirogojno and Mileseva. Venture out of the city with trips to National Park Tara (in Tara National Park) and Uvac Special Nature Reserve (in Nova Varos).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zlatibor road trip site.

Drive from Theth to Zlatibor in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sremski Karlovci and Upper Church. Explore hidden gems such as Fruška Gora and The Name of Mary Church. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square, walk around Danube Park, kick back and relax at Strand, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Sveta tri jerarha.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Novi Sad journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Novi Sad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Palic.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

Palic, Serbia

— 1 night
Palić is a town in Serbia, from Subotica, and from the border between Serbia and Hungary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): 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 get to know the resident critters at Palic Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Palic vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Novi Sad to Palic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Novi Sad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Palic, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Palic

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — 29:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 7 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Crkva Svetog Marka and Museum of Illusions are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Military Museum and Museum of Aviation. When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Museum Smederevo in Smederevo, approximately Smederevo away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zemunski kej, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church, take a stroll through Dorcol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palic to Belgrade takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 7:

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.