14 days in The Balkans Itinerary

14 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Fly
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Eskisehir, Turkey
— 4 nights
Train to ISTANBUL(Pendik), Fly to Kuwait

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 4 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Macedonia Square, and steep yourself in history at Kale.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje trip maker.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Skopje is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Skopje is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in November, things will get much colder in Skopje: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Tirana, Albania

— 3 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Tirana is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Tirana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Skopje in December, expect Tirana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Izmit.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Izmit, Turkey

— 1 night
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Sapanca Lake, then steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Izmit road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tirana to Izmit. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tirana in December: highs in Izmit hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Eskisehir, Turkey

— 4 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Eskisehir is known for museums, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sazova Park, explore the ancient world of Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi, stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park, and see the interesting displays at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Eskisehir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Izmit to Eskisehir takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Izmit in December: high temperatures in Eskisehir hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors