15 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Dubrovnik Itinerary

15 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Durham, United Kingdom

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bascarsija and Vijećnica are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galerija 11/07/95 and Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary maker.

Durham, UK to Sarajevo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Sarajevo is 1 hour. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sarajevo: highs are around 33°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Jajce.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

2
nights
Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jajce ©
Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Pliva Lakes, then contemplate the long history of Catacomb of Jajce, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pliva Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at AVNOJ museum. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Temple of Mithras, don't miss a visit to Fortress of Jajce, and then make a trip to Watermills.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jajce tour website.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Jajce in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Jajce

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
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Catacomb of Jajce ©
Catacomb of Jajce
AVNOJ museum ©
AVNOJ museum
Temple of Mithras ©
Temple of Mithras

3
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Bridge (Stari Most). On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at il Monte Della Croce, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, then get engrossed in the history at The Hamam Museum, and finally make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar route maker app.

Getting from Jajce to Mostar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jajce in September: high temperatures in Mostar hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trebinje.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Medjugorje
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar ©
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce

4
nights
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Popular historic sites such as Hercegovacka Gracanica and Trg Slobode are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tvrdoš Monastery and Vukoje Cellars. Go for a jaunt from Trebinje to Zavala to see Vjetrenica about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Temple of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, take a stroll around Tourist organization of Trebinje, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Osman-Pasha, and take an in-depth tour of Hercegovina Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Trebinje trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Trebinje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in September, Trebinje is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Vjetrenica
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Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica

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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, then contemplate the long history of Rector's Palace, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and finally look for gifts at Clara Stones.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey maker app.

You can drive from Trebinje to Dubrovnik in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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