5 days in Ohrid & Skopje Itinerary

5 days in Ohrid & Skopje Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lake Ohrid and Saint Sophia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery Saint Naum and Halveti Hayati Tekke. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bay of the Bones Museum and don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohrid trip maker website.

In August, daytime highs in Ohrid are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
Saint Sophia ©
Saint Sophia


Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skopje Walks as well as Skopje Daily Tours. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Skopje Walks.

Plan trip to Skopje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ohrid to Skopje by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ohrid in August, you will find days in Skopje are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Skopje

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Skopje Daily Tours ©
Skopje Daily Tours
Skopje Walks ©
Skopje Walks