25 days in Serbia, Republic of North Macedonia & Croatia Itinerary

25 days in Serbia, Republic of North Macedonia & Croatia Itinerary

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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
3
Nis, Serbia
— 3 nights
4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
5
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
6
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights

2
nights
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LuxSpa as well as Skripa pub. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Svetozar Miletic Square and Strand. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Dunavska Street, expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress, pause for some photo ops at A Girl with the Horn of Plenty Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Petkovac.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Novi Sad trip itinerary maker.

Belgrade to Novi Sad is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Novi Sad sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites Nightlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Monastery Petkovac
Monastery Petkovac
Svetozar Miletic Square ©
Svetozar Miletic Square
Strand ©
Strand

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Uvac Special Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zemunski kej and Spas. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, and don't miss a visit to London plane tree.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Novi Sad to Belgrade takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Belgrade are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nis.

Things to do in Belgrade

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uvac Special Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Uvac Special Nature Reserve ©
Uvac Special Nature Reserve
Zemunski kej ©
Zemunski kej

3
nights
Nis, Serbia

Nis ©
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Mediana, delve into the distant past at Skull Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, thensteep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, thenappreciate the history behind King Aleksandar Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Cair’s Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Hall, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Beer Connect, thencontemplate the long history of Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, and finally steep yourself in history at Christogram Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nis holiday planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Nis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp ©
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, and finally make a trip to Skopje Art Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Skopje trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Nis to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Skopje, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bitola.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Museum of Macedonian Struggle ©
Museum of Macedonian Struggle

1
night
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Clock Tower, thenexplore the striking landscape of National Park Pelister, and then examine the collection at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola).

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bitola online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Skopje to Bitola in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Skopje in July, expect nights in Bitola to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Bitola

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister

3
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and National Workshop For Handmade Paper. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring at Lake Ohrid. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mary Perybleptos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Hayati Tekke, make a trip to River Drim, and steep yourself in history at Early Christian Basilica.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ohrid trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bitola to Ohrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ohrid are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

River Drim
Highlights from your plan
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Workshop For Handmade Paper ©
National Workshop For Handmade Paper

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, thensample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company, thentake in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, look for gifts at House of Nature, thensee the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Minceta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik vacation planning tool.

Getting from Ohrid to Dubrovnik by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ohrid in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Dubrovnik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, thendon't miss a visit to Starigrad Fortress, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), examine the collection at Froggyland, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Break Time Outlet Store & Atelier, thenget outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Split road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Omis
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, explore the activities along Kozjak, take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, thenexplore the activities along Lake Milino, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, thenexplore the activities along Batinovac Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Galovac Lake ©
Galovac Lake
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Kozjak ©
Kozjak

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jarun Lake and The Well of Life. And it doesn't end there: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), and don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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