19 days in Serbia Itinerary

19 days in Serbia Itinerary

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19 days in Serbia Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Novi Sad
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Prolom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kopaonik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zlatibor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Topola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Belgrade
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Austin

4
nights
Novi Sad

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Krusedol Monastery and The Synagogue. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sremski Karlovci and Fruska Gora Monasteries. Change things up with these side-trips from Novi Sad: Palic Lake (in Palic), Staro Hopovo Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park) and Subotica (Sinagoga, Domotor Palace - the City Museum Building, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Name of Mary Church, stroll through Strand, take in the awesome beauty at Fruška Gora, and don't miss a visit to Dunavska Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to Novi Sad, use our trip itinerary maker.

Austin, USA to Novi Sad is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Novi Sad is 7 hours. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for much colder days in Novi Sad, with highs around 43°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Nis.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Subotica, Fruska Gora National Park, Palic Lake, Sremski Karlovci
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Krusedol Monastery
Krusedol Monastery
Sremski Karlovci ©
Sremski Karlovci
The Name of Mary Church
The Name of Mary Church

2
nights
Nis

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 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Hellen, don't miss a visit to Cair’s Fountain, steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, and finally explore the ancient world of Skull Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Stambolija House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, and finally steep yourself in history at Tinkers Alley.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nis trip planning website .

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, daytime highs in Nis are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prolom.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites Museums
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp ©

1
night
Prolom

Prolom ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Davolja Varos.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prolom online vacation maker .

You can drive from Nis to Prolom in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kopaonik.

Things to do in Prolom

Parks Nature
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Davolja Varos ©
Davolja Varos

1
night
Kopaonik

Kopaonik ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Kopaonik and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kopaonik National Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kopaonik route planner .

You can drive from Prolom to Kopaonik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Kopaonik

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kopaonik ©
Kopaonik
Kopaonik National Park ©
Kopaonik National Park

3
nights
Zlatibor

Zlatibor ©
Transfiguration Church and Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at National Park Tara and Gostilje Waterfall. Take a break from Zlatibor with a short trip to Special Nature Reserve Uvac in Nova Varos, about 44 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zlatibor journey planner .

You can drive from Kopaonik to Zlatibor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Topola.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Special Nature Reserve Uvac, Uzice's National Museum, National Park Tara
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National Park Tara ©
National Park Tara
Special Nature Reserve Uvac ©
Special Nature Reserve Uvac
Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave

1
night
Topola

Topola ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Winery Aleksandrovic and then steep yourself in history at Oplenac.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Topola trip builder .

You can drive from Zlatibor to Topola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Topola, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Topola

Historic Sites Wineries
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Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Winery Aleksandrovic ©
Winery Aleksandrovic

5
nights
Belgrade

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Visit Saint Petka's Chapel and Ružica for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Sava and Ada Ciganlija. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The National Assembly, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), wander the streets of Skadarlija, and learn about all things military at Military Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belgrade vacation planner .

You can drive from Topola to Belgrade in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Saint Petka's Chapel ©
Saint Petka's Chapel
Ružica ©
Ružica
The National Assembly ©
The National Assembly

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