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Serbia Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Serbian Dinar (RSD)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = RSD108.28
💬Language Serbian
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Belgrade
👥Population 7 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, F
🕑Time Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
🍽️Must-Try Ćevapi, Pljeskavica, Sarma

Backpacker Budget: US$28 (RSD 3,032)

Hostel Dorm US$10 (RSD 1,083)
Takeaway Meal US$5 (RSD 541)
Public transport US$1 (RSD 108)
Long-distance bus US$18 (RSD 1,949)
Entrance Fee US$5 (RSD 541)
Beer US$2 (RSD 217)

When to go?

January - March Low Season
April - June Shoulder Season
July - August High Season
September - November Shoulder Season
December Low Season

What's unique?

Welcome to Serbia, a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Europe. This landlocked country boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and a vibrant culture that will captivate your senses. Serbia is known for its warm hospitality and friendly locals who are always eager to share their traditions and stories.

One of the highlights of visiting Serbia is exploring its historic cities. From the bustling capital city of Belgrade, with its stunning blend of architectural styles, to the charming town of Novi Sad, home to one of Europe's largest music festivals, you'll find yourself immersed in history at every turn.

But it's not just about the cities; nature lovers will be enchanted by Serbia's diverse landscapes. Discover the majestic peaks and lush valleys in Zlatibor or venture into the untouched wilderness of Tara National Park. For those seeking relaxation, head to the renowned spa resorts in Vrnjačka Banja or indulge in a rejuvenating mud bath at Prolom Spa.

Serbia is also famed for its mouthwatering cuisine. Treat your taste buds to traditional dishes like ćevapi, grilled meat served with fluffy bread; sarma, cabbage rolls stuffed with minced meat; or kajmak, creamy dairy spread that pairs perfectly with fresh bread.

Whether you're an adventure seeker, history enthusiast, food lover, or simply looking for an authentic travel experience off-the-beaten-path, Serbia has something for everyone.


Discovering Serbia
(1 week)

  1. 1

    Explore the capital city of Serbia, known for its vibrant nightlife, historical sites such as Belgrade Fortress, and a diverse food scene.

  2. 2
    Novi Sad

    Visit the second-largest city in Serbia, famous for its Petrovaradin Fortress, charming city center, and the annual EXIT music festival.

  3. 3

    Discover the birthplace of Emperor Constantine the Great, visit the ancient Mediana archaeological site, and explore the vibrant food market.

  4. 4
    Kopaonik National Park

    Experience Serbia's largest ski resort in winter, and enjoy hiking, biking, and stunning nature in the summer.

Zavoj Lake
Zavoj Lake

Fun Fact

Serbia is home to the world's largest trumpet festival, Guča.


Is Serbia a safe country to visit?

Yes, Serbia is generally a safe country to visit. However, tourists should take the usual precautions to ensure their safety, such as avoiding isolated areas at night and keeping an eye on their belongings.

What are some popular tourist destinations in Serbia?

Some popular tourist destinations in Serbia include Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, and Kopaonik National Park.

What is the official language of Serbia?

The official language of Serbia is Serbian.

What is the best way to get around in Serbia?

The best way to get around in Serbia is by using public transportation, such as buses and trains. Taxis are also a convenient option in cities.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted at most places
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge no fees
  • Free ATMs Credit Agricole, Addiko
  • ATMs to avoid (high fees) Euronet, Raiffeisen
  • Do remove your shoes when entering someone's home
  • Do try the local cuisine
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Cover: View on Belgrade from Gardoš; Photo Credits: Ljubomir Žarković, Jovana Askrabic

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