8 days in Serbia & Dubrovnik Itinerary

8 days in Serbia & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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8 days in Serbia & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Belgrade, Serbia
Drive:  1​h
1
Smederevo, Serbia
— 1 day
2
Nis, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Novi Pazar, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Prijepolje, Serbia
— 1 night
6
Cacak, Serbia
— 1 night
7
Kragujevac, Serbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Belgrade, Serbia

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Smederevo, Serbia

Smederevo ©
Smederevo is a city and the administrative center of the Podunavlje District in eastern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Smederevo Fortress, examine the collection at Museum Smederevo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Đorđa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Smederevo travel itinerary planner.

Belgrade to Smederevo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nis.

Things to do in Smederevo

Historic Sites Museums
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Hram Svetog Đorđa ©
Hram Svetog Đorđa
Smederevo Fortress ©
Smederevo Fortress
Museum Smederevo ©
Museum Smederevo

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Nis, Serbia

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 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, then delve into the distant past at Skull Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Smederevo to Nis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Nis sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Novi Pazar.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
Hram Svetog Pantelejmona ©
Hram Svetog Pantelejmona

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Novi Pazar, Serbia

Novi Pazar ©
Novi Pazar is a city located in the Raška District of western Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Altun Alem Mosque, don't miss a visit to Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stari Ras and Sopocani, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Crna Reka.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Novi Pazar holiday planner .

You can drive from Nis to Novi Pazar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Novi Pazar

Historic Sites
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Stari Ras and Sopocani ©
Stari Ras and Sopocani
Church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Manastir Crna Reka ©
Manastir Crna Reka

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Novi Pazar to Dubrovnik takes 7.5 hours. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prijepolje.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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Prijepolje, Serbia

Prijepolje ©
Prijepolje is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of the western Serbia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mileseva.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prijepolje online trip builder .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Prijepolje in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cacak.

Things to do in Prijepolje

Historic Sites
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Mileseva ©
Mileseva

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Cacak, Serbia

Cacak ©
Čačak is a city and the administrative center of the Moravica District of Šumadija and Western Serbia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikolje Monastery and then get outside with Ovcar-Kablar Gorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cacak online travel route builder .

You can drive from Prijepolje to Cacak in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kragujevac.

Things to do in Cacak

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nikolje Monastery ©
Nikolje Monastery

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Kragujevac, Serbia

Kragujevac ©
Kragujevac is the fourth largest city of Serbia and the administrative center of the Šumadija District in central Serbia. To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kragujevac vacation website .

Getting from Cacak to Kragujevac by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kragujevac

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Topola
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Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Cathedral Church of Kragujevac ©
Cathedral Church of Kragujevac
National Museum Kragujevac ©
National Museum Kragujevac

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