15 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

15 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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Fly to Skopje International Airport, Drive to Mavrovo
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Mavrovo
— 2 nights
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Ohrid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bitola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skopje
— 6 nights
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Mavrovo

— 2 nights
Get in touch with nature at Mavrovo National Park and Mavrovo Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski and Sveta Bogorodica Precista Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mavrovo travel itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Mavrovo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valletta in September, with highs in Mavrovo at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ohrid

— 4 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Vevchani Springs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, pause for some photo ops at Monuments of Saints Cyril and Methodius, don't miss a visit to River Drim, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaoshnik.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ohrid travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mavrovo to Ohrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ohrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bitola.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bitola

— 2 nights
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): walk around National Park Pelister. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bitola Museum, explore the ancient world of Heraclea Lyncestis, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Demetrius.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bitola online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Bitola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bitola can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Bitola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Skopje

— 6 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Get outdoors at Explore Macedonia Daily Tours and Matka Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brzanov Winery and Daut Pasha Hamam. Explore Skopje's surroundings by going to Tetovo (St. Nikolas Church & Xhamia E Larme), Mladost (in Veles) and Stobi (in Palikura). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Skopje City Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Acanthus Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Skopje trip planning site.

You can drive from Bitola to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.