12 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

12 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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12 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Skopje
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mavrovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bitola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Winnipeg

3
nights
Skopje

Skopje ©
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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, admire the architecture and history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, appreciate the history behind Millennium Cross, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Skopje day trip planning app .

Winnipeg, Canada to Skopje is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Skopje due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Winnipeg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Skopje, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Skopje

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

2
nights
Mavrovo

Mavrovo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski and then explore the striking landscape of Mavrovo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ski Mavrovo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mavrovo Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mavrovo trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Skopje to Mavrovo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Skopje in August, you will find days in Mavrovo are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski
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Mavrovo National Park ©
Mavrovo National Park
Mavrovo Lake ©
Mavrovo Lake
Ski Mavrovo ©
Ski Mavrovo

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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.
Ohrid is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Ohrid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Climent of Ohrid, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, and steep yourself in history at St. Jovan Kaneo.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ohrid online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Mavrovo to Ohrid in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ohrid are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bitola.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

2
nights
Bitola

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. On the 15th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Heraclea Lyncestis, then stroll the grounds of Memorial d'Orient, and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Pelister.

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Getting from Ohrid to Bitola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Bitola sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bitola

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister
Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis

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