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 night
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Ohrid
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Tirana, Fly to Sabiha Gokcen

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Skopje

— 1 night
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 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Centre.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Skopje is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Skopje, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Skopje hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Ohrid

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Heraclea Lyncestis and Saint Climent of Ohrid are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaoshnik and National Workshop For Handmade Paper. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ohrid: Bitola (Clock Tower & Church of St. Demetrius). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park Galicica. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia, and get engrossed in the history at Bay of the Bones Museum.

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Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Ohrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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