12 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

12 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Perusic, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kansas City, United States

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gradske Zidine and Old Town. Head to Tedi and Duchkas Concept Storefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited and stop by Clara Stones.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner .

Kansas City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in December; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, stop by Kalem i Misk, look for gifts at Bazerdzan, then look for gifts at Gradska Trznica, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gallery 11/07/95. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Sevdah Art House, look for gifts at Badem Boutique, look for gifts at Isfahan Gallery, look for gifts at W Market Epicerie Fine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Magaza.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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W Market Epicerie Fine ©
W Market Epicerie Fine
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, learn about all things military at Bosnaseum, shop like a local with Old Bazar Kujundziluk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mostar day trip app .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Art Studio Pandur ©
Art Studio Pandur
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque
Old Bazar Kujundziluk ©
Old Bazar Kujundziluk

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night
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje ©
Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medjugorje, pause for some photo ops at il Monte Della Croce, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, and finally do a tasting at Andrija Cellars.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medjugorje trip itinerary website .

Medjugorje is very close to Mostar. In December, daytime highs in Medjugorje are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Andrija Wine Cellars
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Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Riva Harbor, tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally stop by Filigran Split.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip planner.

Getting from Medjugorje to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Medjugorje in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 41°F in Split. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perusic.

Things to do in Split

Transportation Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ilirio's Hvar Tours
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
Perusic, Croatia

Perusic ©
Perušić is a town and a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grabovača.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Perusic sightseeing app .

You can drive from Split to Perusic in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Perusic

Nature Parks
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Grabovača ©
Grabovača

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, stop by Kredenca Zagreb, look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then stop by La Chocolate, and finally stop by HERITAGE I Croatian Food I Shop. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then look for gifts at Spicy Days , and then stop by Vinoteka Vintesa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Perusic to Zagreb takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vinoteka Vintesa ©
Vinoteka Vintesa
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square

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