12 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

12 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Perusic, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Head to Dubrovnik Treasures and Vina Milicicfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at War Photo Limited and Dubrovnik City Walls. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: visit Old Town and stop by Clara Stones.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik sightseeing app.

Kansas City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kansas City to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in December, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 55°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the exciting artwork at Kalem i Misk, then stop by Bazerdzan, then stop by W Market Epicerie Fine, and finally examine the collection at Galerija 11/07/95.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo online travel route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, get engrossed in the history at Bosnaseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio Pandur, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mostar online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sarajevo to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at il Monte Della Croce, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, and then learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Medjugorje trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Medjugorje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Medjugorje, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Putalj Winery, Split Market, Red Adventures Croatia, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Putalj Winery, see Red Adventures Croatia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, then stop by Aroma Dalmatia, then stop by Nadalina cokolada, and finally explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by Break Time, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, then stop by Filigran Split, and finally steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

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Getting from Medjugorje to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Medjugorje in December since evenings lows in Split dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Perusic.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Shopping · Adventure · Tours

Perusic, Croatia

— 1 night
Perušić is a town and a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grabovača.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Perusic visit planning website.

Drive from Split to Perusic in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Perusic

Nature · Parks
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've added Zagreb City Museum, Hello Zagreb Day Tours, Museum of Broken Relationships, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, then stop by Kredenca Zagreb, then look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: tour in harmony with nature at Hello Zagreb Day Tours, admire the masterpieces at Mimara Museum, then shop like a local with Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then stop by Spicy Days , and finally stop by Vinoteka Vintesa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perusic to Zagreb takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.