16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Montenegro Itinerary

16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Montenegro Itinerary

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16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galerija 11/07/95 and Bascarsija. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Katedrala Sarajevo. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 20th (Sat), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sarajevska Pivara.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo attractions planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sarajevo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Sarajevo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bihac.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum

4
nights
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bihac ©
Bihać is a city on the River Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ostrozac Castle and Fethija Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hamzibegova Dzamija and Muslim cemetery. Explore Bihac's surroundings by going to Mlincici (in Bosanska Krupa) and Sanski-Most (Dabarska Cave & Bliha Waterfall). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Una National Park and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bihac route maker site .

Drive from Sarajevo to Bihac in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bihac are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Bihac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sanski-Most, Mlincici, Ostrozac Castle
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Una National Park ©
Una National Park
Ostrozac Castle ©
Ostrozac Castle
Bliha Waterfall ©
Bliha Waterfall

2
nights
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazar Kujundziluk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

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You can drive from Bihac to Mostar in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bihac in July, things will get a bit warmer in Mostar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kravica, Apparition Hill, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Step out of the city life by going to Mogren Beach and Bay of Kotor. Get some historical perspective at Stari Grad Kotor and City Walls. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Maritime Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotor online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotor are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Budva, R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
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Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Njegos Mausoleum, examine the collection at The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski), and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Podgorica trip planner.

Getting from Kotor to Podgorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cetinje, Ostrog Monastery
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Ostrog Monastery ©
Ostrog Monastery
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja ©
Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja

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