16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Mostar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Trebinje
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bihac
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Banja Luka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jajce
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Sarajevo
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

4
nights
Mostar

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The historic urban site of Pocitelj and Vjetrenica. Head to Old Bazar Kujundziluk and War Photo Exhibitionfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Mostar: Kravica (in Studenci) and Medjugorje (Apparition Hill & il Monte Della Croce). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Bridge (Stari Most), pause for some photo ops at Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), explore the activities along Neretva River, and steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mostar road trip app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Mostar is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Riyadh, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Mostar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trebinje.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Kravica, The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Vjetrenica
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The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
Vjetrenica ©
Vjetrenica

2
nights
Trebinje

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): do a tasting at Andjelic Wine Cellar, pause for some serene contemplation at Hercegovacka Gracanica, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers Killed in the Defense of the City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Temple of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdoš Monastery, and finally snap pictures at Arslanagica Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Tourist organization of Trebinje, get engrossed in the history at Hercegovina Museum, and then do a tasting at Vukoje Cellars.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Trebinje online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Trebinje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in August, expect nights in Trebinje to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bihac.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
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Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica
Hercegovina Museum ©
Hercegovina Museum
Andjelic Wine Cellar ©
Andjelic Wine Cellar

1
day
Bihac

Bihać is a city on the River Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Ostrozac Castle, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Una National Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bihac itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trebinje to Bihac in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bihac when traveling from Trebinje in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Bihac

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Ostrozac Castle
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ostrozac Castle ©
Ostrozac Castle

1
night
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. On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, view the masterpieces at Banski Dvor Cultural Centre, then admire the sheer force of Krupa Water Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vrbas River.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Banja Luka day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bihac to Banja Luka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Banja Luka sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jajce.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature Parks Museums
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Vrbas River ©
Vrbas River
Krupa Water Falls ©
Krupa Water Falls

1
night
Jajce

Jajce ©
Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Watermills, don't miss a visit to Fortress of Jajce, explore the activities along Pliva Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Pliva Waterfall, and finally examine the collection at AVNOJ museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jajce trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Banja Luka to Jajce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banja Luka in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jajce, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Jajce

Nature Parks Museums
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Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Pliva Lakes ©
Pliva Lakes
AVNOJ museum ©
AVNOJ museum

5
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 and Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Do your shopping at Ferhadija Pedestrian Street and Kalem i Misk. On the 18th (Sun), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and make a trip to Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Jajce to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Outdoors Trails
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Svrzo House ©
Svrzo House

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