8 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia & Black Mountain Itinerary

8 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia & Black Mountain Itinerary

Make it your trip
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly to Asheville Regional Airport, Drive to Black Mountain
Black Mountain, United States
— 3 nights
Drive to Asheville Regional Airport, Fly to Dubai


Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Vijećnica, and then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sarajevo is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Belgrade.
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Belgrade, Serbia — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Fino Vino, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then don't miss a visit to Skadarlija, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade online attractions planner.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In October, daytime highs in Belgrade are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Black Mountain.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Black Mountain, United States — 3 nights

Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. Explore Black Mountain's surroundings by going to Bobby McLean Memorial Park (in Newland), Sweet Betsy Farm (in Marion) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's lots more to do: get great views at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, relax in the rural setting at Flying Cloud Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and look for gifts at Mountain Nest.

Find out how to plan Black Mountain trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Belgrade to Black Mountain. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Belgrade to Black Mountain due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belgrade in October, you will find days in Black Mountain are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Serbia travel guide

A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.