22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

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22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_understanding_of_the_past_and_present_with a heritage tour, take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo attractions site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sarajevo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Sarajevo due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Sarajevo when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Roman Bridge
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

5
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje), Trebisnjica River (in Trebinje) and Vjetrenica (in Zavala). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, and make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mostar trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Mostar is somewhat warmer than Sarajevo - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trebisnjica River, il Monte Della Croce, Vjetrenica
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Neretva River ©
Neretva River

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Observation Deck on the Mountain Lovcen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Podgorica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Podgorica takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ostrog Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Observation Deck on the Mountain Lovcen
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moraca River ©
Moraca River

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Heritage Museum, Mamula Fortress, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Stari Grad Kotor, delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral, admire the striking features of The Church of St. Matthew, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Kotor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotor are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Herceg-Novi, Perast, Tivat Municipality, Dobrota, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Matica Srpska Library (in Novi Sad), Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin) and Sremski Karlovci (Podrum Probus & Upper Church). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Belgrade, and get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kotor to Belgrade in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad
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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Walking tours
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija

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