Belgrade is a beautiful city, and we know that 24 hours in it is just not enough time for any tourist, but it's still better than nothing, so if you only have a day to spend in Belgrade, here are some tips how to see as much as possible in one day.
Let's be perfectly frank here, wherever you are in this world, you'll probably want to get a cup of coffee firs thing in the morning, so head over to Knez Mihailova Street, the main pedestrian street where you can pick your favorite amongst numerous cafes, relax and engage in some serious people watching. Once you finish this morning ritual, we suggest visiting the Republic Square and Kalemegdan Fortress, the main sights in Belgrade, located at the opposite ends of Knez Mihailova. A must see attraction in the fortress is Pobednik (Victor) right above the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.
At lunchtime, you can visit Terazije square and check out the majestic fountain Terazijsa Česma, after which you can take bus no. 31 at to the Church of St Sava, three stops from Terazije. At this time you'll probably be hungry, so you can check some of the nearby restaurants, our favorites are Ceger, Pivo i Kobaja and Terminal, all located in the near vicinity of the temple. Once your stomach is full, take your time marveling the church from both outside and inside.
As your day is slowly coming to its end, you might want to take a stroll close to the river, possibly get a beer somewhere or check out one (or a few) of Belgrade's (in)famous riverboat clubs, aka Splavs, and dance the night away. You'll find them on both sides of the river Sava, they are very loud and very brightly lit, therefore you can't miss. However, if you want to experience the true Serbian spirit, make sure to check out bohemian quarter Skadarlija, where you can taste well-prepared traditional food, and listen to live acoustic folk music.