39 days in Central Serbia Itinerary

39 days in Central Serbia Itinerary

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39 days in Central Serbia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Smederevo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Golubac
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zajecar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pirot
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Despotovac
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kragujevac
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Vrnjacka Banja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Zlatibor
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Smederevo

Smederevo ©
Smederevo is a city and the administrative center of the Podunavlje District in eastern Serbia. Explore Smederevo's surroundings by going to Winery Despotika (in Smederevska Palanka), Viminacium Archaeological Park (in Kostolac) and Pokajnica Monastery (in Velika Plana). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Smederevo Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Museum Smederevo, and do a tasting at Podrum Dionis.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Smederevo trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Smederevo is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Smederevo, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Golubac.

Things to do in Smederevo

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Despotika, Viminacium Archaeological Park, Pokajnica Monastery
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Smederevo Fortress ©
Smederevo Fortress
Hram Svetog Đorđa ©
Hram Svetog Đorđa
Museum Smederevo ©
Museum Smederevo

4
nights
Golubac

Golubac ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Main Lake (Glavno Jezero) (in Bela Crkva), Srebrno Jezero - Silver Lake (in Veliko Gradiste) and Donji Milanovac (Church of St. Nicholas & Djerdap National Park).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Golubac planner .

You can drive from Smederevo to Golubac in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Golubac are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toZajecar.

Things to do in Golubac

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Donji Milanovac, Veliko Gradiste, Main Lake (Glavno Jezero)
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Djerdap National Park ©
Djerdap National Park
Golubac Fortress ©
Golubac Fortress
Srebrno Jezero - Silver Lake ©
Srebrno Jezero - Silver Lake

4
nights
Zajecar

Zajecar ©
Zaječar is a city and the administrative center of the Zaječar District in eastern Serbia. Get out of town with these interesting Zajecar side-trips: Rtanj Mountain (in Boljevac), Negotin (Kanjon Vratne & Rajacke Pivnice) and Vratna Monastery (in Kladovo). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad, examine the collection at Narodni Muzej Zajecar, deepen your understanding at Elementary School Ljuba Nesic, and learn about winemaking at Vinarija Jovic.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zajecar road trip planner .

Drive from Golubac to Zajecar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zajecar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Pirot.

Things to do in Zajecar

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Negotin, Vratna Monastery, Vinarija Jovic, Rtanj Mountain
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Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad ©
Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad
Rtanj Mountain ©
Rtanj Mountain
Vinarija Jovic ©
Vinarija Jovic

4
nights
Pirot

Pirot ©
Pirot is a city and the administrative center of the Pirot District in eastern Serbia. Change things up with these side-trips from Pirot: Rosomacki Lonci (in Slavinja), Poganovo (Jerma Canyon & Poganovo Monastery) and Vlasina Lake (in Surdulica). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Nature Park Stara Planina, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ponisavlje (Muzej Ponisavlje Pirot), enjoy the sand and surf at Pirot's Quay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sukovo Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pirot, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Zajecar to Pirot in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pirot, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nis.

Things to do in Pirot

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poganovo, Sukovo Monastery, Vlasina Lake, Rosomacki Lonci
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Vlasina Lake ©
Vlasina Lake
Nature Park Stara Planina ©
Nature Park Stara Planina

5
nights
Nis

Nis ©
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nis: Soko Grad (in Soko Banja) and Davolja Varos (in Prolom). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, delve into the distant past at Skull Tower, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Liberators of Nis, and stroll around St. Sava Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nis road trip app .

You can drive from Pirot to Nis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Nis, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Despotovac.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Davolja Varos, Soko Grad
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Nis Fortress ©
Nis Fortress
Skull Tower ©
Skull Tower
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp ©
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp

4
nights
Despotovac

Despotovac ©
Despotovac is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of the central Serbia. Change things up with a short trip to Gornjak Monastery in Petrovac (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Manasija Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Krupajsko Vrelo, Head underground at Resavska Cave, and walk around Miniature Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Despotovac trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Nis to Despotovac in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toKragujevac.

Things to do in Despotovac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gornjak Monastery
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Resavska Cave ©
Resavska Cave
Manasija Monastery ©
Manasija Monastery
Vodopad Veliki Buk ©
Vodopad Veliki Buk

4
nights
Kragujevac

Kragujevac ©
Kragujevac is the fourth largest city of Serbia and the administrative center of the Šumadija District in central Serbia. Get out of town with these interesting Kragujevac side-trips: Topola (Winery Aleksandrovic & Oplenac), Ravanica Monastery (in Cuprija) and Arandjelovac (Izvor Aqua Park & Risovaca Cave). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Memorial Park Sumarice, ponder the world of politics at Cacak Gimnasium, contemplate the long history of First high school in Kragujevac (Kragujevacka gimnazija), and buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping mall Kragujevac Plaza.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kragujevac using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Despotovac to Kragujevac takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vrnjacka Banja.

Things to do in Kragujevac

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Arandjelovac, Topola, Cacak Gimnasium, Ravanica Monastery, Aquapark Jagodina
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Oplenac ©
Oplenac
Izvor Aqua Park ©
Izvor Aqua Park
Memorial Park Sumarice ©
Memorial Park Sumarice

4
nights
Vrnjacka Banja

Vrnjacka Banja
Vrnjačka Banja is a town and municipality located in the Raška District of the western Serbia. Venture out of the city with trips to Kopaonik (in Kopaonik), Maglič (in Kraljevo) and Stari Ras and Sopocani (in Novi Pazar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Studenica Monastery, make a trip to Monastere de Gradac, pause for some serene contemplation at Lazarica, and admire the landmark architecture of Monastery of Ljubostinja.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vrnjacka Banja trip itinerary website .

Drive from Kragujevac to Vrnjacka Banja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vrnjacka Banja, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zlatibor.

Things to do in Vrnjacka Banja

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kraljevo, Stari Ras and Sopocani, Studenica Monastery, Monastere de Gradac, Kopaonik
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Stari Ras and Sopocani
Stari Ras and Sopocani
Kopaonik ©
Kopaonik
Monastery of Ljubostinja ©
Monastery of Ljubostinja

6
nights
Zlatibor

Zlatibor ©
Get out of town with these interesting Zlatibor side-trips: Bajina Basta (Tourist Information Center Bajina Basta & Reka Vrelo (One Year River - Reka Godina)), Special Nature Reserve Uvac (in Nova Varos) and Mokra Gora (Nature Park Mokra Gora & Mecavnik).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zlatibor trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Vrnjacka Banja to Zlatibor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 7th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zlatibor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mokra Gora, Bajina Basta, Special Nature Reserve Uvac, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, Kremansko Prorocanstvo
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Stopica Cave ©
Stopica Cave
Sirogojno ©
Sirogojno
Mecavnik ©
Mecavnik