6 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

6 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Republic of North Macedonia Trip Planner

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Skopje
— 1 day
Drive
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Ohrid
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Tirana, Fly to Sabiha Gokcen

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Skopje

— 1 day
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Panteleimon, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, and then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Skopje tour itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Skopje is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Skopje are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Museums · Historic Sites
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Ohrid

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heraclea Lyncestis and Holy Mary Perybleptos. Get some cultural insight at National Workshop For Handmade Paper and Icon Gallery-Ohrid. Change things up with these side-trips from Ohrid: Bitola (Shirok Sokak Street & Clock Tower), Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski (in Gostivar) and Mavrovo Lake (in Mavrovo). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring at Lake Ohrid. There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikola Gerakomija, and don't miss a visit to River Drim.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ohrid trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ohrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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