2-day City Break in Novi Sad! Travel guide

We invite you to get to know Novi Sad, the second largest and most important city in Serbia, located on a beautiful stretch of the Danube River, approximately 80 km from Belgrade. The city is also known as "Serbian Athens".

It is famous for its architecture, youthful atmosphere, hospitality, art and cultural diversity. Rightly so, this year, the European Union designated Novi Sad as the European Capital of Culture. Let us be your guide for 2 days, and let's discover this wonderful city together.

What do you travel with?

If you have not chosen your personal car as a means of transport, Novi Sad has a well-developed public transport network, which consists of 25 urban lines, 19 suburban bus lines and 12 intercity lines. Public transport in Novi Sad is managed by the company Javno Gradsko Saobračajno Preduzeće Novi Sad. Lines no. 3 and 9 connect the center and Petrovaradin Citadel.

Tickets for public transport can be bought from newsagents or even from the driver.

where are you staying

Prices for accommodation in Novi Sad are more than decent, for all budgets, and they start from 30 Euros per night for a double room.

We have made a selection for you, the best quality-price ratio, close to the city center.

  • Boutique House Archive is a 4-star hotel with free WiFi and free private parking. One night's accommodation starts from 60 Euros with breakfast included. It is located in one of the most popular areas of Novi Sad.
  • Garni Hotel Mediteraneo is located in a quiet area, near Dunavski Park. This is a 3-star hotel with free WiFi and free private parking. The price starts from 50 Euro/night with breakfast included.
  • Sova Hostel - located 150 m from the center. All rooms include a private bathroom, and in addition, you can use the fully equipped shared kitchen. The property has free parking, free wifi, and the price starts from 30 Euros for a double room/night.

What are you visiting in Novi Sad? Novi Sad tourist attractions

Day 1

Petrovaradin Fortress

By far, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress, also called "Gibraltar on the Danube". It is the second largest fortress in Europe, built by the Austrians in the 17th century with a superb view of the Danube. It is one of the best preserved fortresses in Europe, and since 1991 it is part of the cultural heritage.

This consists of Upper Citadel and Lower Citadel. Cetatea de Sus includes a network of tunnels and underground galleries more than 15 km long. The tunnels can only be visited with a guide.

For the most beautiful photos, the Sus citadel guarantees you a view only good to put on Instagram.

Petrovaradin clock tower

It is also located in the Petrovaradin Citadel and is a clock that will surprise you with its uniqueness, namely the small dial indicates the minutes and the large dial indicates the hours. Legend has it that it was built specifically for fishermen so they could more easily spot the large clock face from a distance.

Museum of Vojvodina

If you are passionate about natural history and art, this is the right place for you. This museum also includes a library, which houses an impressive collection of 50,000 volumes. To explore this museum at your leisure, we recommend allocating at least two hours.

Matica Srpska Gallery

We cannot neglect the art of our recommendations either. Thus, we invite you to spend two hours in Matica Srpska Gallery. It holds over 7,000 sculptures and paintings by Serbian artists from the period 1500-1900.

Danubian Park

After a day in which you have walked and visited enough, we recommend you to enjoy this wonderful and over a century old park, a park that hosts the most important events in the city. You will surely take pictures here that will remain a memory for a lifetime.

Day 2

Dunavska Street

Also known as Danube Street, it stands out for the old buildings along this street. If you like shopping, you are in the right place. Here you can find everything from clothing to souvenirs for your loved ones. And if you want to treat yourself to a good coffee, you will find a multitude of restaurants and cafes.

Freedom Square

It is also called Trg Slobode or Svetozar Miletic and is the central square of Novi Sad. This square houses the most representative historical buildings. We leave you here to enjoy a well-deserved walk.

Here you also find City Hall Palace with an impressive architectural design, ornamented with statues, flowers and other delightful details, signed by the Hungarian György Molnár.

Roman Catholic Church Name of Mary

You cannot leave Novi Sad without visiting this church – one of the most beautiful and representative sights designed by the same architect. It is the tallest church in the city (72 meters) and has a neo-gothic architectural style.

Vladičanski Dvor (Bishops' Palace)

Novi Sad is also proud of the Palace of the Bishops, one of the most emblematic buildings signed by the Hungarian Ferenc Raichle, recognized master of the Art Nouveau style. For those who are passionate about architecture, you will certainly find it interesting.

Cruise on the Danube

If you want to visit the city from a unique perspective, what could be better than a Danube cruise?

In addition, you can choose to eat lunch in a unique setting, or you can have a romantic dinner with your loved one.


If you are in Serbia eat like a Serb!

We recommend burek (pastries filled with spinach and cheese), ćevapčići (grilled meat served in sour cream bread) and Index Sandwich (a roll filled with melted cheese, ham and mushrooms).

Below, you have a list of the best restaurants that we have chosen for you, known for both hospitality and food:


If you are going to travel in the summer, you must definitely go to EXIT FEST. A kind of Serbian Untold, where Petrovaradin Citadel is host to one of the biggest music festivals (from rock to techno). The festival lasts five days and is organized at the beginning of July.

If time allows, and you want to explore more of the Serbian land, we recommend you to visit the wineries in Serbia for a unique wine tasting experience. Access here and Get Your Guide will take care of you.

We hope our information will help you have a beautiful and colorful holiday in this vibrant city.

Because we know that the budget is very important, we tell you that the prices are very similar to those in Romania, and the local currency is the Serbian dinar. Also, a great advantage is that Novi Sad can be visited in any season of the year.

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