11 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

11 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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Ohrid
— 3 nights
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Mavrovo
— 2 nights
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Skopje
— 5 nights
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Ohrid

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring at Lake Ohrid. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint Naum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get engrossed in the history at Bay of the Bones Museum, and steep yourself in history at Plaoshnik.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ohrid driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Ohrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Mavrovo

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mavrovo National Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski, then steep yourself in history at Old Mavrovo Church, and then explore the activities along Mavrovo Lake.

Plan a trip to Mavrovo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Ohrid to Mavrovo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Mavrovo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Skopje

— 5 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Skopje trip planner.

You can drive from Mavrovo to Skopje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. July in Skopje sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.