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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Zlatibor, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
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Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
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Gjirokaster, 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.
Family-friendly places like OldTown Archery Belgrade and Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oplenac and Ružica. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, contemplate the long history of The National Assembly, examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, and admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Belgrade trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Washington DC, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Belgrade, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Oplenac ©
Oplenac
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Name of Mary Church and Strand. Get a sense of the local culture at Dunavska Street and Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret. Change things up with a short trip to Palic Lake in Palic (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fruska Gora Monasteries, steep yourself in history at Sremski Karlovci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Sveta tri jerarha, and learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Novi Sad are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

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Zlatibor, Serbia

Zlatibor ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Stopica Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Gostilje Waterfall, then examine the collection at Sirogojno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Church. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tornik, find something for the whole family at Dino Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Uvac Special Nature Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zlatibor road trip planning website.

You can drive from Novi Sad to Zlatibor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave
Uvac Special Nature Reserve ©
Uvac Special Nature Reserve
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Shkodra Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally examine the collection at Marubi National Museum of Photography. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Site of Witness and Memory, view the masterpieces at Venice Art Mask Factory, and then take in the views from Mesi Bridge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shkoder trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Zlatibor to Shkoder takes 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Shkoder

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Marubi National Museum of Photography ©
Marubi National Museum of Photography
Venice Art Mask Factory ©
Venice Art Mask Factory
Shkodra Lake ©
Shkodra Lake

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach and then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Himara. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Himare online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Shkoder to Himare in 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 (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Shkoder in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Himare, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saranda.

Things to do in Himare

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pulebardha Beach, then explore the activities along Blue Eye, and then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saranda trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Himare to Saranda takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Pulebardha Beach ©
Pulebardha Beach
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye

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Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gjirokaster, contemplate the long history of Zekate House, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skenduli House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gjirokaster trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saranda to Gjirokaster takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Zekate House ©
Zekate House
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Get a sense of the local culture at BunkArt 2 and National Iconographic Museum Onufri. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ethnographic Museum of Kruja and Et`hem Bey Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Tirana side-trips: Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan), Kruja Castle (in Kruje) and Berat (National Ethnographic Museum Berat & Holy Trinity Church). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Leaves, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, and stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip planner.

You can drive from Gjirokaster to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gjirokaster to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gjirokaster in November, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Tirana. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
National Iconographic Museum Onufri ©
National Iconographic Museum Onufri
BunkArt 2 ©
BunkArt 2

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