11 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

11 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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11 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Krakow
Drive:  10​h
Banja Luka
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Trebinje
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mostar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Sarajevo
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Krakow

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day
Banja Luka

Banja Luka ©
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the Savior Cathedral Church, then admire the sheer force of Krupa Water Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariastern Abbey, and finally explore the activities along Vrbas River.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Banja Luka is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Krakow in August, you will find days in Banja Luka are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trebinje.

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Vrbas River ©
Vrbas River
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Krupa Water Falls

2
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Trebinje

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hercegovina Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hercegovacka Gracanica. On your second day here, do a tasting at Vukoje Cellars, take in the views from Arslanagica Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdos Monastery, and finally do a tasting at Cellars of the Tvrdos Monastery.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trebinje travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Banja Luka to Trebinje in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Banja Luka in September since evenings lows in Trebinje dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mostar.

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Cellars of the Tvrdos Monastery ©
Cellars of the Tvrdos Monastery
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica
Tvrdos Monastery ©
Tvrdos Monastery

3
days
Mostar

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The historic urban site of Pocitelj and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Pocitelj. Go for a jaunt from Mostar to Konjic to see Konjic Bridge about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Old Bazar Kujundziluk, don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, and snap pictures at Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija).

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar trip planner.

Drive from Trebinje to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Trebinje in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mostar, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

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Konjic, Pocitelj, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Neretva River ©
Neretva River
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Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

3
days
Sarajevo

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ferhadija Pedestrian Street and Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Step off the beaten path and head to Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevska Pivara. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Srca Isusova, pick up some local products at Pijaca Markale, and take in the views from Latin Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mostar in September: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Svrzo House

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