9 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

9 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

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9 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

Start: Skopje
1
Skopje
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ohrid
— 3 nights
3
Ohrid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Skopje

3
nights
Skopje

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skopje: Kokino (in Staro Nagorichane) and Tetovo (Isa Beg Hammam & Xhamia E Larme). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Macedonia Square, take in the exciting artwork at Acanthus Gallery, take in the views from The Stone Bridge, and make a trip to Museum City of Skopje.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Skopje trip site .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Skopje Alexander the Great Airport. In January in Skopje, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tetovo, Kokino
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Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge
Millennium Cross ©
Millennium Cross

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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jovan Kaneo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bay of the Bones Museum, contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint Naum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaoshnik.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ohrid online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Skopje to Ohrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ohrid.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Monastery Saint Naum ©
Monastery Saint Naum

2
nights
Ohrid

Ohrid ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Galicica, make a trip to River Drim, and then contemplate the long history of Early Christian Basilica.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ohrid online trip itinerary builder .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bitola, River Drim
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National Park Galicica ©
National Park Galicica
National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister
Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov ©
Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov

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