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
— 3 nights
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 1 night
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Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
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Berat, Albania
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 4 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 Military Museum and Saint Petka's Chapel. Bring the kids along to The National Assembly and Kalemegdan. When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Oplenac in Topola, approximately Topola away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, take a stroll through Skadarlija, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade trip maker tool.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sremski Karlovci and Strand. The Name of Mary Church and Staro Hopovo Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Palic Lake in Palic (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the exciting artwork at Dunavska Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fruska Gora Monasteries, and admire the masterpieces at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad trip tool.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Novi Sad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

1
night
Nis, Serbia

Nis ©
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, then contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, and finally delve into the distant past at Skull Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nis trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Nis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Nis, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Nis

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp ©
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp

2
nights
Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): Head underground at Stopica Cave, admire the sheer force of Gostilje Waterfall, and then identify plant and animal life at Uvac Special Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Tara and then see the interesting displays at Sirogojno.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zlatibor visit site.

Traveling by car from Nis to Zlatibor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Shkoder.

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Venice Art Mask Factory. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shkoder trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Zlatibor to Shkoder in 5.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shkoder are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

1
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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Himare holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Himare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shkoder in December: high temperatures in Himare hover around 61°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spas & Wellness and Monastery of 40 Saints. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zekate House and Gjirokaster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saranda: Skenduli House (in Gjirokaster) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park and stroll through Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saranda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Himare to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

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Berat, Albania

Berat ©

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, then explore the world behind art at National Iconographic Museum Onufri, then admire the striking features of Berat Castle, and finally learn about winemaking at Cobo Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then learn about winemaking at Nurellari Winery and Guest House.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berat road trip app.

You can drive from Saranda to Berat in 4 hours. Traveling from Saranda to Berat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saranda in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Berat, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Berat

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nurellari Winery and Guest House ©
Nurellari Winery and Guest House
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
National Ethnographic Museum Berat ©
National Ethnographic Museum Berat

4
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
House of Leaves and Et`hem Bey Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as BunkArt 2 and Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. Venture out of the city with trips to Kruje (Kruja Castle & Ethnographic Museum of Kruja). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find out how to plan a trip to Tirana, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Berat to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Tirana sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
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BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja ©
Ethnographic Museum of Kruja

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