8 days in Croatia & Sarajevo Itinerary

8 days in Croatia & Sarajevo Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia & Sarajevo Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
3
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Perusic, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kansas City, United States

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Gradska Trznica, stop by W Market Epicerie Fine, view the masterpieces at Kalem i Misk, then hunt for treasures at Morica Han, then look for gifts at Isfahan Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gallery 11/07/95.

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Kansas City, USA to Sarajevo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping Museums
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W Market Epicerie Fine ©
W Market Epicerie Fine
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Kalem i Misk ©
Kalem i Misk

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night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, stop by Medusa Gift and Art Shop, then look for gifts at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, then look for gifts at Tedi, and finally delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning app .

Getting from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Kokula Art and Craft Shop ©
Kokula Art and Craft Shop

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, and then take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Split online trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Split, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perusic.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor

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Perusic, Croatia

Perusic ©
Perušić is a town and a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Grabovača.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perusic online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Split to Perusic in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Perusic

Parks Nature
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Grabovača ©
Grabovača

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Harissa Spice Store. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vinoteka Vintesa and Ban Josip Jelačić Square. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Spicy Days .

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Perusic to Zagreb in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Vinoteka Vintesa ©
Vinoteka Vintesa
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square

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