11 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

11 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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11 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + Drive + Train:  18​h 45​min
1
Skopje
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kavadarci
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bitola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ohrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Skopje

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Old Bazaar, Skopje and Memorial House of Mother Teresa will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Matka and Mountain of Vodno. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, take in panoramic vistas at Old Clock Tower, and make a trip to Phillip II of Macedon.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Skopje online tour itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Skopje is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Skopje, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in February, you will find days in Skopje are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kavadarci.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square

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Kavadarci

Kavadarci ©
Kavadarci is a town in the Tikveš region of the Republic of Macedonia. On the 12th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Tikves Winery and then contemplate the long history of Stobi.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kavadarci trip planner .

Getting from Skopje to Kavadarci by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Kavadarci sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bitola.

Things to do in Kavadarci

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stobi
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Tikves Winery ©
Tikves Winery
Stobi ©
Stobi

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Bitola

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. On the 13th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Heraclea Lyncestis, then see the interesting displays at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola), then make a trip to Shirok Sokak Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Clock Tower.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bitola trip planning app .

You can drive from Kavadarci to Bitola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Bitola are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Bitola

Historic Sites Museums
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Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis

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Ohrid

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of Saint Naum and Plaoshnik. Step out of the city life by going to Mavrovo National Park and Lake Ohrid. Take a break from Ohrid with a short trip to Vevchani Springs in Vevcani, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, make a trip to Samoil's Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Perivlepta.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ohrid online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bitola to Ohrid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ohrid can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Drim, Mavrovo National Park, Vevchani Springs
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
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Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo