8 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

8 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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8 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  26​h
1
Skopje
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kavadarci
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bitola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ohrid
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Kelowna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, do a tasting at Brzanov Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Kapan Han, and finally delve into the distant past at Daut Pasha Hamam.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Skopje trip builder website .

Kelowna, Canada to Skopje is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kavadarci.

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Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Daut  Pasha Hamam ©
Daut Pasha Hamam

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Kavadarci

Kavadarci ©
Kavadarci is a town in the Tikveš region of the Republic of Macedonia. On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Stobi and then do a tasting at Tikves Winery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kavadarci trip planner .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Kavadarci takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kavadarci can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bitola.

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Stobi
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Stobi ©
Stobi
Tikves Winery ©
Tikves Winery

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Bitola

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola), explore the ancient world of Heraclea Lyncestis, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial d'Orient, then take an in-depth tour of Auto & Ethno Museum Filip, and finally contemplate the long history of Clock Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bitola online route planner .

Getting from Kavadarci to Bitola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

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Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, view the masterpieces at Atelier Aini, view the masterpieces at Atelier Marta Pejoska, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Climent of Ohrid, then take in the exciting artwork at Icon Gallery-Ohrid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Perivlepta. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halveti Hayati Tekke, see the interesting displays at National Ohrid Museum - Robevci House, get engrossed in the history at Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov, then look for gifts at Anastas Dudan, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ohrid online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bitola to Ohrid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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National Workshop For Handmade Paper ©
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Holy Mary Perybleptos
Saint Climent of Ohrid ©
Saint Climent of Ohrid

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