25 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

25 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

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

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5
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Crkva Svetog Marka and Ružica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zepter Museum , Belgrade and Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice. Change things up with a short trip to Smederevo Fortress in Smederevo (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church, and learn about all things military at Military Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Belgrade tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

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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.
Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora Monasteries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dunavska Street and Svetozar Miletic Square. Get out of town with these interesting Novi Sad side-trips: Palic (Water Tower, Palic Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Strand, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fruška Gora, and admire the masterpieces at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Novi Sad trip planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Novi Sad can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Strand ©
Strand
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Sirogojno and Tornik. Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles and Transfiguration Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zlatibor: Uvac Special Nature Reserve (in Nova Varos), Tourist Information Center Bajina Basta (in Bajina Basta) and National Park Tara (in Tara National Park).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zlatibor day trip site.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Zlatibor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Theth.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno

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Theth, Albania

Theth ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Thethi-Guide, explore the striking landscape of Theth National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Lock-in Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Theth day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Theth in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Theth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Theth National Park ©
Theth National Park
Lock-in Tower ©
Lock-in Tower
Thethi-Guide ©
Thethi-Guide

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Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Venice Art Mask Factory and Site of Witness and Memory. Get a sense of the local culture at Marubi National Museum of Photography and St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the views from Mesi Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, and step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Shkoder visit app.

Getting from Theth to Shkoder by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Site of Witness and Memory ©
Site of Witness and Memory

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara and then kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then stroll through Livadhi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Himare trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Shkoder to Himare by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shkoder to Himare due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shkoder in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Himare. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
The Castle of Himara ©
The Castle of Himara

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Et`hem Bey Mosque and Muzeu Historik Kombetar. Explore hidden gems such as BunkArt 2 and Kruja Castle. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Berat (Quarter Of Gorica, National Iconographic Museum Onufri, &more) and Ethnographic Museum of Kruja (in Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), look for gifts at Artistic Jewellery Pirro, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tirana trip planning site.

You can drive from Himare to Tirana in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Himare in February, Tirana is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle

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