12 days in Serbia, Montenegro & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

12 days in Serbia, Montenegro & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, then examine the collection at Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Danube River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva Svetog Marka, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Belgrade Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, and finally make a trip to Zemunski kej.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade day trip website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Belgrade is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Belgrade. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, things will get much colder in Belgrade: highs are around 43°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Piazza of the Arms. There's much more to do: make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum, get interesting insight from Miki Travel, visit Northern Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kotor trip builder.

Fly from Belgrade to Kotor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in December, expect nights in Kotor to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Žabljak.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Žabljak, Montenegro

A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bobotov Kuk, and then snap pictures at Đurđevića Tara Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Tara River Canyon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Žabljak route builder site.

You can drive from Kotor to Žabljak in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Žabljak

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neretva River. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, take in the views from Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), then contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mostar trip itinerary website.

Getting from Žabljak to Mostar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 31st (Thu): take in the views from Latin Bridge, take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, and finally steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip builder website.

Getting from Mostar to Sarajevo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites

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Belgrade, Serbia

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belgrade trip maker.

Fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
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.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

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.