15 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Perusic, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Mark's Church and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Broken Relationships and Lower Town. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Strossmayer Promenade, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zagreb trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Washington DC, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Zagreb reach 44°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Perusic.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games

Perusic, Croatia

— 1 night
Perušić is a town and a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): Head underground at Grabovača.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perusic trip planning website.

Getting from Zagreb to Perusic by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Perusic

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Golden Gate, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): do a tasting at Winery Kovac, then don't miss a visit to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split trip planner.

You can drive from Perusic to Split in 2.5 hours. December in Split sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and finally explore the galleries of Rector's Palace.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kravica and then learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Medjugorje holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 31°F in Medjugorje. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sniper Tower, steep yourself in history at Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, take an in-depth tour of The Hamam Museum, then don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most). On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, shop like a local with Art Studio Pandur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then examine the collection at Bosnian National Monument Muslibegovic House, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Orthodox Church Virgin Mary.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mostar travel route planning app.

Getting from Medjugorje to Mostar by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a 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 (Sun) so you can go by car to Konjic.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Konjic is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the 31st (Mon), learn about all things military at ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prenj, and then take in the views from Konjic Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Konjic trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Konjic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in December, things will get a bit cooler in Konjic: highs are around 38°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Konjic

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

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 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bascarsija Mosque, contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor's Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Konjic to Sarajevo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · 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.