16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bosnia and Herzegovina holiday planner

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Banja Luka
— 1 day
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Jajce
— 2 nights
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Mostar
— 5 nights
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Trebinje
— 2 nights
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Foca
— 1 night
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Sarajevo
— 5 nights
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Banja Luka

— 1 day
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. On the 28th (Mon), explore the activities along Vrbas River, then admire the sheer force of Krupa Water Falls, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka road trip tool.

Zagreb, Croatia to Banja Luka is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jajce.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Jajce

— 2 nights
Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Vlasic Mountain, see the interesting displays at AVNOJ museum, and then admire the sheer force of Pliva Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pliva Lakes, then don't miss a visit to Fortress of Jajce, and then make a trip to Watermills.

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Getting from Banja Luka to Jajce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Jajce can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Jajce

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Mostar

— 5 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kajtaz House and Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House). Venture out of the city with trips to Radimlja (in Stolac), Medjugorje (Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria & il Monte Della Croce) and Kravica (in Studenci). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, explore the historical opulence of Stjepan Grad - Blagaj Castle, take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), and get a taste of the local shopping with War Photo Exhibition.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mostar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jajce to Mostar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jajce in March; daily highs in Mostar reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Trebinje.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Trebinje

— 2 nights
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Hercegovacka Gracanica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tvrdoš Monastery, and then take in the views from Arslanagica Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Trg Slobode, Head underground at Vjetrenica, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Trebisnjica River.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Trebinje trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Mostar to Trebinje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Trebinje are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Foca.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Foca

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maglić.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Foca trip planner.

Getting from Trebinje to Foca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Trebinje in March; daily highs in Foca reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Foca

Parks · Nature
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Sarajevo

— 5 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo and Underground Labyrinth Ravne. Go for a jaunt from Sarajevo to Visoko to see Park Ravne 2 about 48 minutes away. On the 15th (Tue), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, enjoy breathtaking views from Avaz Twist Tower, take in the views from Latin Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sarajevo holiday site.

You can drive from Foca to Sarajevo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.