6 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

6 days in Skopje & Ohrid Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Republic of North Macedonia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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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

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 Parasailing & Paragliding. Get some cultural insight at Holy Mary Perybleptos and Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski. Change things up with these side-trips from Ohrid: Bitola (Shirok Sokak Street & Clock Tower) and Mavrovo Lake (in Mavrovo). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring at Lake Ohrid. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, view the masterpieces at Icon Gallery-Ohrid, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikola Gerakomija, and make a trip to River Drim.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ohrid trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Skopje to Ohrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Ohrid, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips