15 days in Prizren & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

15 days in Prizren & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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15 days in Prizren & Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Prizren, Kosovo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mavrovo, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

4
nights
Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren ©
Kosovo's second city, Prizren sits on the slopes of the rugged Sar Mountain, a region bordered by both Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patriarchate of Pec and Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik). Get outdoors at Via Ferrata Ari and Rugova Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Prizren: Visoki Decani Monastery (in Decan) and Katedrale Nënë Tereza (in Pristina). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasha Mosque, contemplate the long history of Our Lady of Ljevis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shar Mountain National Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Saviour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prizren tour itinerary tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Prizren is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Prizren

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pec, Pristina, Visoki Decani Monastery
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Visoki Decani Monastery ©
Visoki Decani Monastery
Via Ferrata Ari ©
Via Ferrata Ari
Sinan Pasha Mosque ©
Sinan Pasha Mosque

3
nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Bazaar, Skopje and Xhamia E Larme. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of St. Panteleimon and Macedonia Square. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, view the masterpieces at Acanthus Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and make a trip to Skopje Eye Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Skopje road trip planning app .

You can drive from Prizren to Skopje in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
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Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid ©
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid

1
night
Mavrovo, Republic of North Macedonia

Mavrovo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Old Mavrovo Church and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mavrovo National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mavrovo trip planner.

Drive from Skopje to Mavrovo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Skopje, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mavrovo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Mavrovo National Park ©
Mavrovo National Park
Old Mavrovo Church ©
Old Mavrovo Church

6
nights
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Heraclea Lyncestis and Holy Mary Perybleptos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaoshnik and Saint Climent of Ohrid. Step out of Ohrid to go to Struga and see Saint Archangel Michael Cave Church, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ali Pasha Mosque, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and contemplate the long history of St. Jovan Kaneo.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ohrid road trip planner .

Getting from Mavrovo to Ohrid by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Heraclea Lyncestis, Saint Archangel Michael Cave Church
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Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
Plaoshnik ©
Plaoshnik

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