12 days in Republic of Macedonia Itinerary

12 days in Republic of Macedonia Itinerary

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12 days in Republic of Macedonia Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Bitola
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ohrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mavrovo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Skopje
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Cairo

3
days
Bitola

Bitola ©
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heraclea Lyncestis and National Park Pelister. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Clock Tower and Treskavec Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Bitola side-trips: Prilep (Zrze Monastery & Prilep's Old Bazaar). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at НУ Завод и Музеј Битола (NI Institute and Museum Bitola), get engrossed in the history at Auto & Ethno Museum Filip, make a trip to Shirok Sokak Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Archangel Michael Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bitola tour planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Bitola is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Bitola due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in May, you will find days in Bitola are much colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Bitola

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prilep
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National Park Pelister ©
National Park Pelister
Heraclea Lyncestis ©
Heraclea Lyncestis
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower

3
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sveti Kliment Ohridski and Saint Archangel Michael Cave Church are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Lake Ohrid. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Perivlepta, make a trip to Early Christian Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaoshnik.

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Getting from Bitola to Ohrid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ohrid can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mavrovo.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Struga
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Sveti Kliment Ohridski ©
Sveti Kliment Ohridski
Plaoshnik ©
Plaoshnik

2
days
Mavrovo

Mavrovo ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Mavrovo National Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mavrovo Lake, then contemplate the long history of Old Mavrovo Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mavrovo visit planning website .

Drive from Ohrid to Mavrovo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Mavrovo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Mavrovo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski
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Mavrovo Lake ©
Mavrovo Lake
Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski ©
Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski
Old Mavrovo Church ©
Old Mavrovo Church

3
days
Skopje

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Xhamia E Larme and Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Macedonian Struggle and Archaeological Museum of Macedonia. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Skopje City Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Bazaar, Skopje, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre, and don't miss a visit to Skopje Art Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Skopje trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mavrovo to Skopje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mavrovo in May, expect nights in Skopje to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
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Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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