25 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

25 days in Serbia & Albania Itinerary

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Military Museum and Kalemegdan. Family-friendly places like The National Assembly and Museum of Aviation will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Topola to see Oplenac about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Sava, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Belgrade, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sremski Karlovci and The Name of Mary Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Dunavska Street. Get out of town with these interesting Novi Sad side-trips: Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park), Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret (in Subotica) and Palic (Palic Lake & Palic Zoo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul, and admire the masterpieces at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Novi Sad online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Novi Sad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Novi Sad sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

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nights
Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Sirogojno and Transfiguration Church. Family-friendly places like Gostilje Waterfall and Dino Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Zlatibor: Uvac Special Nature Reserve (in Nova Varos), National Park Tara (in Tara National Park) and Nature Park Mokra Gora (in Mokra Gora).

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

Getting from Novi Sad to Zlatibor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Uvac Special Nature Reserve ©
Uvac Special Nature Reserve
National Park Tara ©
National Park Tara
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno

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Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zekate House and Skenduli House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Butrint National Park and Monastery of 40 Saints. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Eye in Vlore (about 32 minutes away). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saranda travel app.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Saranda takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zlatibor to Saranda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Saranda can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Himare.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach and then step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Himara. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Livadhi Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Himare route planner.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Himare takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like BunkArt 2 and Marubi National Museum of Photography. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Et`hem Bey Mosque and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Berat (Holy Trinity Church & National Iconographic Museum Onufri), Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan) and Kruja Castle (in Kruje). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, and explore the activities along Shkodra Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirana itinerary maker.

Drive from Himare to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Himare to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Himare in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Tirana. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2

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