15 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

15 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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15 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Prilep
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mavrovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Skopje
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Prilep

Prilep ©
Prilep is the fourth largest city in the Republic of Macedonia. Get some cultural insight at Stobi and НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola). Get in touch with nature at National Park Pelister and Marble Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prilep: Museum of National Liberation War (in Krusevo) and Bitola (Heraclea Lyncestis, Church of St. Demetrius, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers), get engrossed in the history at The Memorial Museum October 11, 1941, and enjoy breathtaking views from Old Clocktower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prilep trip itinerary planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Prilep is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Singapore to Prilep, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Prilep: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Prilep

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bitola, Museum of National Liberation War, Marble Lake, Stobi
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Stobi ©
Stobi
Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
Church of St. Demetrius ©
Church of St. Demetrius

3
nights
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.
National Workshop For Handmade Paper and Saint Climent of Ohrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Icon Gallery-Ohrid and Resen Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Vevchani Springs in Vevcani (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaoshnik, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Early Christian Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ohrid trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Prilep to Ohrid in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Ohrid, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

River Drim, Resen Museum, Vevchani Springs
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National Workshop For Handmade Paper ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos
Plaoshnik ©
Plaoshnik

2
nights
Mavrovo

Mavrovo ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski and then take a peaceful walk through Mavrovo National Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Mavrovo Lake, then steep yourself in history at Old Mavrovo Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveta Bogorodica Precista Monastery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mavrovo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Mavrovo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Mavrovo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sveta Bogorodica Precista Monastery, Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski
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Mavrovo National Park ©
Mavrovo National Park
Mavrovo Lake ©
Mavrovo Lake
Old Mavrovo Church ©
Old Mavrovo Church

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Skopje

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Xhamia E Larme and Daut Pasha Hamam will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Arabati Baba Tekke and Church of St. Clement of Ohrid. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, take in the views from Skopje Art Bridge, explore the stunning scenery at Matka Canyon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje trip planner .

You can drive from Mavrovo to Skopje in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tetovo
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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

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