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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and steep yourself in history at Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Skopje holiday builder site.

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 little chillier evenings in Skopje when traveling from Valletta in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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 1st (Mon) exploring at Lake Ohrid. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint Naum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, steep yourself in history at Plaoshnik, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ohrid online road trip planner.

You can drive from Skopje to Ohrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Skopje, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ohrid, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Mavrovo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mavrovo National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mavrovo Lake.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mavrovo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ohrid to Mavrovo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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.