5 days in Sofia, Ohrid & Durres Itinerary

5 days in Sofia, Ohrid & Durres Itinerary

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5 days in Sofia, Ohrid & Durres Itinerary

Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Durres, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Sofia Airport. In March in Sofia, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Sofia

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski ©
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

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Ohrid, Republic of 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 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Ohrid. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress and then contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ohrid road trip planning website .

Getting from Sofia to Ohrid by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Ohrid due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Durres.

Things to do in Ohrid

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Samoil's Fortress ©
Samoil's Fortress

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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. On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit), make a trip to Byzantine Forum (Macellum), and then contemplate the long history of Durres Amphitheatre. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum in Kruje and then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durres journey site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ohrid to Durres. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohrid in March: highs in Durres hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durres

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Kruje, Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit)
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Gjenerali Beach (Plazhi i Gjeneralit) ©
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre

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