14 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

14 days in Republic of North Macedonia Itinerary

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Skopje
— 4 nights
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Bitola
— 1 night
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Ohrid
— 6 nights
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Mavrovo
— 2 nights

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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.
Skopje is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, snap pictures at The Stone Bridge, steep yourself in history at Kale, and wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skopje road trip planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Skopje is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Skopje is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Skopje, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Bitola.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square

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Bitola

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Heraclea Lyncestis, then stroll around National Park Pelister, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial d'Orient.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bitola vacation planning tool.

Getting from Skopje to Bitola by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bitola are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Bitola

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

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Ohrid

Ohrid ©

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 23rd (Wed) exploring at Lake Ohrid. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at National Park Galicica. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint Naum, examine the collection at Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov, steep yourself in history at Plaoshnik, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ohrid trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bitola to Ohrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ohrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Ohrid

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

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Mavrovo

Mavrovo ©
On the 29th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mavrovo National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Old Mavrovo Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mavrovo Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mavrovo route planning site.

You can drive from Ohrid to Mavrovo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Mavrovo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Mavrovo National Park ©
Mavrovo National Park
Mavrovo Lake ©
Mavrovo Lake
Old Mavrovo Church ©
Old Mavrovo Church

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