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
Drive
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Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 5 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 6 nights
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 Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice. Family-friendly places like The National Assembly and Kalemegdan will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Belgrade to Topola to see Oplenac about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip itinerary planning site.

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: highs in Belgrade hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Room Escape Games and Svetozar Miletic Square. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sremski Karlovci and Dunavska Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park), Palic (Palic Lake & Palic Zoo) and Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret (in Subotica). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Name of Mary Church, kick back and relax at Strand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Church, and don't miss a visit to Greek Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Novi Sad route tool.

You can take a shuttle from Belgrade to Novi Sad in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 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 · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

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Zlatibor, Serbia

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

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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Saranda, Albania

— 2 nights
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 Spas & Wellness. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Butrint National Park and Monastery of 40 Saints. Venture out of the city with trips to Skenduli House (in Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Saranda takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour 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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Himare, Albania

— 2 nights
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 explore the historical opulence 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. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. 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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Tirana, Albania

— 5 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like BunkArt 2 and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marubi National Museum of Photography and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Kruja Castle (in Kruje), Berat (Holy Trinity Church & National Iconographic Museum Onufri) and Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan). 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Churches · Room Escape Games
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.

Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · National Parks · Landmarks
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.