9 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

9 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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9 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Bitola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Skopje
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Bitola

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bitola trip maker tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bitola is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubai to Bitola, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Bitola to be much colder, temps between 14°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Bitola

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister

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.
Take a break from Ohrid with a short trip to Holy Mother of God in Kalista, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jovan Kaneo, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, and explore the striking landscape of National Park Galicica.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ohrid day trip tool .

You can drive from Bitola to Ohrid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Ohrid sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

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Side Trips

Holy Mother of God, River Drim
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo

4
nights
Skopje

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
When in Skopje, make a side trip to see Xhamia E Larme in Tetovo, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Matka, take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, steep yourself in history at Old Bazaar, Skopje, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Skopje travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

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