8 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

8 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Republic of North Macedonia travel route planner

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Skopje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mavrovo
— 2 nights
Drive to Skopje International Airport, Fly to Malta International Airport

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Skopje

— 2 nights
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Skopje trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Skopje is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Skopje when traveling from Valletta in July, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Ohrid

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring at Lake Ohrid. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Bay of the Bones Museum, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ohrid journey tool.

Getting from Skopje to Ohrid by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Skopje in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ohrid: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Mavrovo

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mavrovo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski and then explore the activities along Mavrovo Lake.

To plan Mavrovo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Mavrovo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.