12 days in Serbia Itinerary

12 days in Serbia Itinerary

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12 days in Serbia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Belgrade
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Despotovac
— 2 nights
3
Novi Sad
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

4
nights
Belgrade

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
When in Belgrade, make a side trip to see Oplenac in Topola, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum), get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Avala Tower.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade trip itinerary website .

Newark, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Belgrade, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Belgrade, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Despotovac.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oplenac
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Kalemegdan
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Skadarlija
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2
nights
Despotovac

Despotovac ©
Despotovac is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of the central Serbia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gornjak Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Krupajsko Vrelo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Resavska Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Manasija Monastery. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pokajnica Monastery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vodopad Veliki Buk.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Despotovac trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Despotovac takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Despotovac

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokajnica Monastery, Gornjak Monastery
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Resavska Cave ©
Resavska Cave
Manasija Monastery ©
Manasija Monastery
Krupajsko Vrelo ©
Krupajsko Vrelo

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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.
Explore Novi Sad's surroundings by going to Palic Lake (in Palic) and Subotica (Modern Art Gallery Likovni Susret, Domotor Palace - the City Museum Building, & more). Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress, take in the awesome beauty at Fruška Gora, don't miss a visit to Svetozar Miletic Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Dunavska Street.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Novi Sad road trip app .

Drive from Despotovac to Novi Sad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Subotica, Palic Lake
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Palic Lake ©
Palic Lake
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
Fruška Gora ©
Fruška Gora

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