22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Mostar
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Trebinje
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Banja Luka
— 2 nights
4
Sarajevo
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
Mostar

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Old Bazar Kujundziluk and Old Bridge (Stari Most) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Kravica and Neretva River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mostar: Nature Park Hutovo Blato (in Capljina), Medjugorje (Apparition Hill & il Monte Della Croce) and The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars, and brush up on your military savvy at Bosnaseum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mostar trip itinerary planning website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Mostar is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Mostar reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trebinje.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Nature Park Hutovo Blato, Andrija Wine Cellars, Kravica, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

3
nights
Trebinje

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Get outdoors at Vjetrenica and Trebisnjica River. Get some historical perspective at Tvrdoš Monastery and Hercegovacka Gracanica. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Aqua i Dino Park- Grad Sunca. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Andjelic Wine Cellar, view the masterpieces at Hercegovina Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Gates-Tunnel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Temple of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Trebinje driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Trebinje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in July, expect nights in Trebinje to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Trebinje

Parks Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Vjetrenica
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Grad Sunca - Aqua & Dino Park ©
Grad Sunca - Aqua & Dino Park
Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica

2
nights
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Banski Dvor Cultural Centre and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Kozara and Pliva Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Pliva Lakes in Jajce (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Vrbas River, take in the exciting artwork at Republika Srpska Art Gallery, and cool off at Aquana.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banja Luka online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Trebinje to Banja Luka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Trebinje in July, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Banja Luka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jajce, National Park Kozara
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National Park Kozara ©
National Park Kozara
Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Pliva Lakes ©
Pliva Lakes

9
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.
Head to Ferhadija Pedestrian Street and Morica Hanfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vukov Konak. On the 4th (Sun), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and find something for the whole family at Eco Futura.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip planning website .

Drive from Banja Luka to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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