11 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

11 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

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11 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

Start: Skopje
1
Skopje
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Skopje

7
nights
Skopje

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Skopje: Stone town of Kuklica (in Kratovo), Marko's Monastery (in Markova Susica) and Saint Joachim Osogovski (in Kriva Palanka). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopje day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Skopje Alexander the Great Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tetovo, Stone town of Kuklica, Saint Joachim Osogovski, Marko's Monastery, Church St. George
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square

3
nights
Ohrid

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, then contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ohrid travel planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje in May, expect nights in Ohrid to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

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