18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
2
Subotica, Serbia
— 1 night
3
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 1 night
4
Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
5
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
6
Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
7
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
8
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 1 night
9
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
10
Durres, Albania
— 1 night
11
Bar, Montenegro
— 1 night
12
Nikšić, Montenegro
— 1 night
13
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Belgrade is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Skadarlija.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Belgrade driving holiday planner.

Durham, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in December, expect Belgrade to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Subotica.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours Outdoors Beaches
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Room Escape Games
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

1
night
Subotica, Serbia

Subotica ©
Subotica is a city and the administrative center of the North Bačka District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. On the 22nd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Palic Lake, thenadmire the masterpieces at Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Subotica trip planning app.

You can drive from Belgrade to Subotica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Subotica can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Subotica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palic Lake
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Palic Lake ©
Palic Lake
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan ©
Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Fruška Gora, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fruska Gora Monasteries, and then expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad tour planner.

Drive from Subotica to Novi Sad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Nis.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fruška Gora ©
Fruška Gora
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
Fruska Gora Monasteries ©
Fruska Gora Monasteries

1
night
Nis, Serbia

Nis ©
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Bubanj Memorial Park, explore the ancient world of Skull Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, thencontemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, and finally appreciate the history behind The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nis online journey planner.

You can drive from Novi Sad to Nis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca ©
The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, explore the activities along Lake Matka, and then take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, thentake in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, thenget to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, and finally take in the views from The Stone Bridge.

Planning Skopje trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Nis to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bitola.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square

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 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Heraclea Lyncestis, thenwalk around National Park Pelister, thenexamine the collection at Auto & Ethno Museum Filip, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial d'Orient.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bitola journey website.

Drive from Skopje to Bitola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bitola, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Bitola

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo and then explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ohrid online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bitola to Ohrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ohrid sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Gjirokaster.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

1
night
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, and then brush up on your military savvy at Gjirokaster.

Plan my day in Gjirokaster using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ohrid to Gjirokaster by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Ohrid to Gjirokaster, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in December: high temperatures in Gjirokaster hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Nature&joy ©
Nature&joy
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
The Cold War Tunnel ©
The Cold War Tunnel

1
night
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 30th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana holiday planner.

Drive from Gjirokaster to Tirana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gjirokaster in December since evenings lows in Tirana dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durres.

Things to do in Tirana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dajti
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Dajti ©
Dajti
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar

1
night
Durres, Albania

Durres ©
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Duka Winery and Vineyard, take an in-depth tour of Durres Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre, thenlook for gifts at Vitrinat Shoe Shop, and finally head outdoors with Shark WaterSports.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Durres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bar.

Things to do in Durres

Wineries Museums Outdoors
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Duka Winery and Vineyard ©
Duka Winery and Vineyard
Shark WaterSports ©
Shark WaterSports
Durres Archaeological Museum ©
Durres Archaeological Museum

1
night
Bar, Montenegro

Bar
Thanks to its industrial area and busy port, Bar remains off radar for most casual tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of Saint John and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Petka.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Durres to Bar in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Durres in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bar: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nikšić.

Things to do in Bar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of St. Petka
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Church Of Saint John
Church Of Saint John

1
night
Nikšić, Montenegro

Nikšić
A large industrial center, Niksic offers plenty of tourist appeal as well.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nikšić journey site.

Drive from Bar to Nikšić in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Nikšić

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery
Ostrog Monastery

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Skadar, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Morača River, thenappreciate the history behind Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dajbabe Monastery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Podgorica travel website.

Drive from Nikšić to Podgorica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar
Dajbabe Monastery ©
Dajbabe Monastery
Morača River
Morača River

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