31 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

31 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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31 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Sarajevo
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Foca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Trebinje
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Mostar
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Jajce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Banja Luka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Bihac
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Groningen

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vrelo Bosne and Vlasic Mountain. Popular historic sites such as Bascarsija and Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarajevo: Underground Labyrinth Ravne (in Visoko) and Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge (in Visegrad). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, take in the views from Latin Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Igman.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo road trip planning website .

Groningen, Holland to Sarajevo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Groningen in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarajevo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Foca.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vlasic Mountain, Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Fojnica, Underground Labyrinth Ravne, Roman Bridge
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

2
nights
Foca

Foca ©
On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pjescane Piramide Foca and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Tjentiste War Memorial and then take in the awesome beauty at Maglić.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Foca route site .

Getting from Sarajevo to Foca by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Foca sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trebinje.

Things to do in Foca

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Tjentiste War Memorial
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Maglić ©
Maglić
Pjescane Piramide Foca ©
Pjescane Piramide Foca

3
nights
Trebinje

Trebinje ©
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Get in touch with nature at Vjetrenica and Trebisnjica River. Tvrdoš Monastery and Cathedral Temple of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hercegovacka Gracanica, do a tasting at Andjelic Wine Cellar, take an in-depth tour of Hercegovina Museum, and admire the striking features of Trebinje Old City.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trebinje online trip maker .

Getting from Foca to Trebinje by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Foca in August, Trebinje is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Vjetrenica
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Tvrdoš Monastery ©
Tvrdoš Monastery
Hercegovacka Gracanica ©
Hercegovacka Gracanica

7
nights
Mostar

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Bridge (Stari Most) and il Monte Della Croce. Take a break from the city and head to Kravica and Jablanicas Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: Nature Park Hutovo Blato (in Capljina) and Apparition Hill (in Medjugorje). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mostar day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trebinje to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Trebinje, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Mostar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Jajce.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Medjugorje, Kravica, Nature Park Hutovo Blato
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica

2
nights
Jajce

Jajce ©
Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. On the 23rd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Temple of Mithras, then explore the activities along Pliva Lakes, then make a trip to Fortress of Jajce, and finally don't miss a visit to Watermills. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at AVNOJ museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Pliva Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Catacomb of Jajce, and finally examine the collection at Museum Birth House of Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jajce trip planner .

You can drive from Mostar to Jajce in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in August, expect Jajce to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Jajce

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Museum Birth House of Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric
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Catacomb of Jajce ©
Catacomb of Jajce
Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Pliva Lakes ©
Pliva Lakes

4
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tesanj Castle and Republika Srpska Art Gallery. Visit Ferhadija Mosque and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to National Park Kozara (in Prijedor) and Sanski-Most (Dabarska Cave & Bliha Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Krupa Water Falls, contemplate the long history of Tvrdava Kastel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vrbas River.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Banja Luka trip maker tool .

Getting from Jajce to Banja Luka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Banja Luka, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bihac.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sanski-Most, National Park Kozara, Tesanj Castle
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National Park Kozara ©
National Park Kozara
Tesanj Castle ©
Tesanj Castle

2
nights
Bihac

Bihac ©
Bihać is a city on the River Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Mlincici and then explore the historical opulence of Ostrozac Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bihac day trip planner.

Drive from Banja Luka to Bihac in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bihac can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bihac

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mlincici, Ostrozac Castle
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Una National Park ©
Una National Park
Ostrozac Castle ©
Ostrozac Castle

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