31 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

31 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lapad and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. There's much more to do: visit Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Dubrovnik is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Dubrovnik is slightly colder than Mexico City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, then get great views at Spanish Fortress, and then look and learn at Fort Napoljun - Napolean. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bol, Croatia

— 3 nights
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Visit Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and Paklina Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac and Jaksic Gallery. Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Museum uja (in Skrip) and Parish church complex (in Supetar). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol, and take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bol online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hvar to Bol by ferry takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Bol are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Diocletian's Palace and Kliška tvrđava for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Riva Harbor. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Old Split, stop by Filigran Split, and stroll around Marjan Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Visit Apparition Hill and Old Bridge (Stari Most) for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Kravica and Neretva River. Change things up with a short trip to Nature Park Hutovo Blato in Capljina (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, and take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mostar day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Split to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Bascarsija and Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995. Get outdoors at Olympic Center Jahorina and Igman. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, make a trip to Vijećnica, and steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain).

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sarajevo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mostar in March: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, shop like a local with Republika Srpska Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vrbas River, then take in the dramatic scenery at Krupa Water Falls, and finally contemplate the long history of Tvrdava Kastel.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Banja Luka journey planner.

Getting from Sarajevo to Banja Luka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 4 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get in touch with nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Premuzic Trail. Go for a jaunt from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krasno Polje to see Northern Velebit National Park about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, identify plant and animal life at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, and explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Krk Island, Croatia

— 2 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar, kick back and relax at Oprna Bay, then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Baska. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Love Path and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krk Island trip planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krk Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some historical perspective at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Mirogoj Cemetery. Museum of Broken Relationships and St. Mark's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, visit Lower Town, and browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Krk Island to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krk Island in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.