11 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

11 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Omis, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus to Split, Ferry to Hvar
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Rijeka
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cavtat Cemetery and Minceta Fortress. Church of Saint Blaise and Dominican Monastery will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Kupari, and stroll through Srebreno Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik travel route tool.

Manchester, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Sarajevo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Omis.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites

Omis, Croatia

— 2 nights
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), and then take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress, then look for gifts at Origin Croatian Cosmetics, then kick back and relax at Brela Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Omis road trip planning app.

Drive from Sarajevo to Omis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sarajevo in September: high temperatures in Omis hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Omis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Hvar, Croatia

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle, stroll through Dubovica Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and finally do a tasting at Tomic Winery. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Omis to Hvar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Krk Island, Croatia

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), then make a trip to Vrbnik, and then stroll through Soline Bay.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Krk Island online tour planner.

Getting from Hvar to Krk Island by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Hvar in September, plan for slightly colder days in Krk Island, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Pula, Croatia

— 1 night
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Benazic Winery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Pula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Pula, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
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.