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
— 3 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 3 nights
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Palic, Serbia
— 1 night
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore hidden gems such as Et`hem Bey Mosque and Grand Park (Parku i Madh). BunkArt 2 and House of Leaves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Petrela Castle (in Petrele). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, and learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tirana trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Tirana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, things will get a bit warmer in Tirana: highs are around 59°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Berat, Albania

— 3 nights

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
National Iconographic Museum Onufri and Berat Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Apollonia Archaeological Park and Nurellari Winery and Guest House. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery.

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Getting from Tirana to Berat by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Berat are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

Himare, Albania

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Livadhi Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Himare vacation planning tool.

Getting from Berat to Himare by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Berat to Himare, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Berat in February, Himare is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shkoder.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, get interesting insight from Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Mesi Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Himare to Shkoder takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Shkoder. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Himare in February: high temperatures in Shkoder hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Shkoder

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Zlatibor, Serbia

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sirogojno and Transfiguration Church. Attractions like Tornik and Stopica Cave make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Zlatibor side-trips: Nature Park Mokra Gora (in Mokra Gora), National Park Tara (in Tara National Park) and Uvac Special Nature Reserve (in Nova Varos).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zlatibor online itinerary planner.

Getting from Shkoder to Zlatibor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Attractions like Fruška Gora and Svetozar Miletic Square make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora Monasteries. The adventure continues: make a trip to Dunavska Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul, walk around Danube Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Name of Mary Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Novi Sad itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Novi Sad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Novi Sad sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Palic.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trip

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Palic, Serbia

— 1 night
Palić is a town in Serbia, from Subotica, and from the border between Serbia and Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga, then admire the masterpieces at Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, then explore the activities along Palic Lake, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Palic Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palic trip itinerary site.

Drive from Novi Sad to Palic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Novi Sad in February: highs in Palic hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Palic

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 6 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crkva Svetog Marka and Zemunski kej. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Illusions and Ružica. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Military Museum, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, make a trip to Skadarlija, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Belgrade trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Palic to Belgrade takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

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.