Belgrade, its surroundings, and whole Serbia offer countless possibilities for various excursions. If you stay in Belgrdade for a couple of days, you have the great opportunity to also visit some of the sights Serbia has to offer. There are many places in the nearby and wider surroundings of Belgrade for a peaceful holiday or an active one, that are definitely worth a half or full-day trip.
When visiting Belgrade, do not miss Zemun, a charming municipality of Belgrade, which sits on the southern bank of the Danube, some 8 km northwest of Central Belgrade. In contrast to other parts of Belgrade, Zemun has preserved its city streets, with a slow pace and elegant Austro-Hungarian houses, and is a city within a city.
Mount Avala lies only 16km south of Belgrade and is a popular day trip for hikers. It offers both natural beauty and unusual historical relicts marking Serbia's unique modern history.
About 85km north of Belgrade is Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, from where visitors can explore the stunning Fruska Gora National Park. The park is also home to 16 Serbian Orthodox monasteries which are famous for their architecture, treasuries, libraries and incredible frescoes.
Zemun was a separate Austro - Hungarian town, so its architecture and feel are identifiably different from Belgrade. These differences are definitely worth a look.
Due to the closeness to the capital city and natural beauty, Mount Avala is considered to be one of the most popular excursion places of Belgrade inhabitants as well as of numerous tourists.
The Vineyards of Vršac
If you like wine, the vineyards of Vršac are synonymous with the top quality grapes and good wine. The Vršac wine region is one of the most significant viticultural regions in Serbia and even in this part of Europe.
Situated on the Danube River between Budapest and Belgrade, Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia. It is famous for EXIT festival and Petrovaradin fortress, one of the largest fortresses in Europe. The area surrounding Novi Sad is great for picnics and outings: just outside the town, there is Fruška Gora National Park with 16 monasteries, a small town of Sremski Karlovci with its museum of honey and wine cellars.