One or two days aren’t enough to see every sight in Vojvodina, but if that’s all the time you can spare, here’s a guide with recommended directions.
The number of foreign tourists coming to Vojvodina increases year by year, including visitors from Hungary. Most of them wish to explore this region full of Hungarian historical traditions and natural sights through two-day excursions. The most widely preferred route is the E75 motorway and nearby areas. Palić and Subotica are famous for their secession style buildings, Bač has a medieval fortress and a 12th century Franciscan church, Novi Sad’s city center recalls the atmosphere of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the Petrovaradin Fortress, the location where the Treaty of Karlowitz was signed in Sremski Karlovci, and the location of the Battle of Zenta are the most popular tourist destinations. People who go as far as the capital also tend to visit the Hunyadi Tower, the location of the Siege of Belgrade, the Kalemegdan Fortress, and the Church of Saint Sava. In case of a two-day excursion, it’s best to find accommodation near Novi Sad. If you’re planning to stay longer and enjoy some rural tourism, Totovo Selo to the north and Skorenovac to the south has Hungarian families that offer accommodation.
1. day in Vojvodina: Palić –Subotica–Novi Sad–Petrovaradin–Sremski Karlovci
If you’re staying for a single day, Lake Palić is definitely worth visiting for a short walk or a morning coffee. It is close to the Hungarian-Serbian border and is famous for its secession style buildings. Subotica is less than half an hour from here. You should take an hour to visit the Town Hall, Synagogue, and Raichle Palace, which also have the same, Hungarian secession style architecture. Novi Sad is about a 1.5 hour drive on the motorway and has an atmosphere that recalls the age of the Monarchy. Its palace-like buildings, outdoor restaurants and elegant stores also suggest a jovial, Mediterranean vibe. Fast food restaurants here offer affordable pljeskavica and ćevapčići. If you’re looking for some exercise after a good meal, you can climb the Petrovaradin Fortress located on the other side of the Danube. This should be more than enough to burn off that meal, especially if you also walk through the underground tunnels beneath the fortress. taking a trip through Novi Sad and the Petrovaradin Fortress will take at least 3 hours..
2. day in Vojvodina: Palić–Subotica–Sombor–Bač–Novi Sad–Fruška Gora–Sremski Karlovci and Petrovaradin–Belgrade–Senta
If you’re staying in Vojvodina for two days, you should also visit Sombor after Palić and Subotica. Take a 1.5 hour detour and take a look at the country’s largest oil painting in Sombor’s county hall. If you want to try some local cuisine in the town center, feel free to take an hour and a half to stay. Bač is an hour’s drive from Sombor and has a Franciscan church from the early 12th century and a mysterious fortress which is constantly under renovation. Although there are no tour guide services in Hungarian, observing all the local sights will take about an hour. Novi Sad is an hour’s drive from here. Before checking in to your chosen place of accommodation, you should also visit one of Fruška Gora’s Orthodox monasteries or the Peace Chapel in Sremski Karlovci. You can spend the night with wine tasting or a dinner with live music.
On the second day, after discovering Petrovaradin, you can go to Belgrade, which is an hour away. The capital city’s most interesting sights for Hungarian tourists includes the Hunyadi Tower (Millennium Tower), the Church of Saint Sava, and the Belgrade Fortress (also known as Kalemegdan). Many also visit the museum that showcases the life and accomplishments of Nikola Tesla. Senta is located on the way back home, about a 2.5 hour’s drive from Belgrade. Here you can find the location of the Battle of Zenta, the Memorial Exhibition, and the House of Old Crafts.
Visitors that come to Vojvodina for multiple days mostly visit the sights of Hungarian-inhabited towns such as Kanjiža, Bačka Topola, Mali Iđoš, Bečej, and the Iron Gates.