17 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kotor & Podgorica Itinerary

17 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kotor & Podgorica Itinerary

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17 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kotor & Podgorica Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  10​h
1
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), and then learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, then learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, and finally admire the sheer force of Kravica.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mostar road trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mostar is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect nights in Mostar to be colder, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Trebinje.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kravica, Andrija Wine Cellars
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

4
nights
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Explore hidden gems such as Tvrdoš Monastery and Vjetrenica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hercegovacka Gracanica and Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Wed) at Grad Sunca - Aqua & Dino Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Temple of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, do a tasting at Vukoje Cellars, explore the activities along Trebisnjica River, and admire the striking features of Trebinje Old City.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Trebinje road trip planning site .

You can drive from Mostar to Trebinje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in July, you will find days in Trebinje are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Trebinje

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vjetrenica
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Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica
Vjetrenica ©
Vjetrenica

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge and The Yellow Fortress. Get some cultural insight at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995 and History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, and go all around town with City Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo attractions planner .

Getting from Trebinje to Sarajevo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Trebinje in July, Sarajevo is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge ©
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 30th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Namfleg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blazena Ozana, make a trip to City Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Eustachius, then see the interesting displays at Cats Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Ivan Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kampana Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Kotor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, Kotor is a bit warmer than Sarajevo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Perast, Budva, Church of St. Eustachius
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Saint Ivan Church ©
Saint Ivan Church
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana

3
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Wine tasting - Winery Masanovic, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then delve into the distant past at Grmozhur Fortress.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Podgorica trip site .

You can drive from Kotor to Podgorica in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Virpazar, Grmozhur Fortress
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

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