60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Sarajevo
— 13 nights
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Ilidza
— 1 night
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Visoko
— 3 nights
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Travnik
— 4 nights
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Konjic
— 2 nights
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Mostar
— 9 nights
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Medjugorje
— 2 nights
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Trebinje
— 7 nights
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Foca
— 2 nights
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Visegrad
— 1 night
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Bijeljina
— 4 nights
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Bihac
— 2 nights
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Bosanski Petrovac
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Banja Luka
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Sarajevo

— 13 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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo holiday planning site.

Windsor, Canada to Sarajevo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Windsor to Sarajevo. Traveling from Windsor in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarajevo, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilidza.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Ilidza

— 1 night
Ilidža is a municipality of Sarajevo Canton in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the 24th (Sat), walk around Vrelo Bosne.

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Ilidza is very close to Sarajevo. In July, daytime highs in Ilidza are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Visoko.

Things to do in Ilidza

Parks

Side Trip

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Visoko

— 3 nights
Visoko is a city and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina of rich historical heritage. Get out of town with these interesting Visoko side-trips: Bijambare Cave (in Ilijas), Zenica City Museum (in Zenica) and Prokosko Lake (in Fojnica). There's still lots to do: stroll around Park Ravne 2, steep yourself in history at Underground Labyrinth Ravne, and explore the striking landscape at Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Visoko trip itinerary website.

Visoko is just a stone's throw from Ilidza. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Travnik.

Things to do in Visoko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Travnik

— 4 nights
Travnik is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, 90km west of Sarajevo. Change things up with these side-trips from Travnik: Jajce (Pliva Lakes, Pliva Waterfall, &more) and Stone Spheres Park (in Zavidovici). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vlasic Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Museum Birth House of Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric, contemplate the long history of Tvrdava Stari grad, and don't miss a visit to Stari grad.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Travnik day trip planning site.

You can drive from Visoko to Travnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Travnik are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Konjic.

Things to do in Travnik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konjic

— 2 nights
Konjic is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Konjic Bridge and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker and then take in the awesome beauty at Prenj.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Konjic using our trip planner.

You can drive from Travnik to Konjic in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Konjic are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Konjic

Nature · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Mostar

— 9 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Mostar is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), make a trip to Blagaj tekija, contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mostar trip maker site.

Drive from Konjic to Mostar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Konjic in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mostar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Medjugorje

— 2 nights
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 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill and then appreciate the history behind il Monte Della Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): indulge your senses at Medjugorje Tours & Travel Day Tour and then make a trip to Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Medjugorje road trip planning app.

You can drive from Mostar to Medjugorje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Medjugorje can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trebinje.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Trebinje

— 7 nights
Trebinje is the southernmost municipality and city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Step out of Trebinje to go to Zavala and see Vjetrenica, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tvrdoš Monastery, explore the activities along Trebisnjica River, appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Slobode, and learn about winemaking at Andjelic Wine Cellar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Trebinje trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Medjugorje to Trebinje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Medjugorje in August, plan for slightly colder days in Trebinje, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Foca.

Things to do in Trebinje

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Foca

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, make a trip to Pjescane Piramide Foca and then pause for some photo ops at Tjentiste War Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Foca trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Trebinje to Foca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Trebinje in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Foca, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Visegrad.

Things to do in Foca

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Visegrad

— 1 night
Višegrad is a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina resting at the confluence of the Drina and the Rzav river, in the synonymous municipality in Republika Srpska entity. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the views from Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge and then wander the streets of Andricgrad.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Visegrad trip website.

Drive from Foca to Visegrad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Visegrad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bijeljina.

Things to do in Visegrad

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Bijeljina

— 4 nights
Bijeljina; ) is a city and municipality in northeastern Republic of Srpska (Serb part of Bosnia and Herzegovina). Change things up with these side-trips from Bijeljina: Srebrenik Fortress (in Srebrenik), Srebrenica Genocide Memorial (in Srebrenica) and Trg Mladih (in Brcko). There's still lots to do: get outside with Panonsko Jezero, see the interesting displays at Etno Selo "Stanisici", walk around Slana Banja, and admire the architecture and history at Tavna Monastery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bijeljina trip builder tool.

You can take a bus from Visegrad to Bijeljina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bihac.

Things to do in Bijeljina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bihac

— 2 nights
Bihać is a city on the River Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Ostrozac Castle and then take a peaceful walk through Mlincici. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fethija Mosque and then contemplate the waterfront views at Una National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bihac itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bijeljina to Bihac in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bihac are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bosanski Petrovac.

Things to do in Bihac

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosanski Petrovac

— 3 nights
Bosanski Petrovac is a town in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanski-Most (Bliha Waterfall, Dabarska Cave, &more) and Old Town Kljuc (in Kljuc). It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Seosko Domacinstvo Cardaklije.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bosanski Petrovac online travel planner.

You can drive from Bihac to Bosanski Petrovac in an hour. August in Bosanski Petrovac sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Bosanski Petrovac

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Banja Luka

— 6 nights
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. Step out of Banja Luka to go to Prijedor and see National Park Kozara, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rekreativna Zona Banjaluke, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdava Kastel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vrbas River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Banja Luka trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bosanski Petrovac to Banja Luka takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Banja Luka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sarajevo Canton travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Landmarks · History Museums
Sarajevo Canton equates roughly to the city of Sarajevo. With the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina at its heart, this canton is the second most populated in the country, and definitely one of the most visited. Tourists are drawn here to explore the historically rich streets of the capital, learn more about the Siege of Sarajevo from those who experienced it first-hand, and enjoy the charms of a traditional culture. The city is surrounded by several mountains, which provide panoramic views of the metropolis from above.

Zenica-Doboj Canton travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Historic Sites · Parks

Herzegovina-Neretva Canton travel guide

4.2
Bridges · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Herzegovina-Neretva Canton forms the southwestern portion of the country, with Mostar as its administrative center. The Neretva River runs through the canton, passing through the cities of Mostar, Konjic, Jablanica, and Caplijna. Other places to visit include Citluk, Neum, Prozor-Rama, Ravno, and Stolac. This canton is one of only two in the country that have strong populations of both Bosniak and Croat ethnic groups, meaning the government has special protective legislation to promote unity between them. Also unique to this canton is access to the sea: the municipality Neum lies on the Adriatic, nestled between Croatian coastlines on both sides.

Republika Srpska travel guide

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Churches · Bridges · River Rafting & Tubing
Republika Srpska is one of two constitutional and legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the other being the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The entities are largely autonomous. The administrative centre is Banja Luka.NameIn Serbo-Croatian, '' means "Serb Republic". The second word is a nominalized adjective derived by adding the suffix to, the root of the noun, meaning Serb. The sequence rather than is a result of voicing assimilation. Although the name is sometimes glossed as Serb Republic or Bosnian Serb Republic, and the government of Republika Srpska uses the semi-Anglicized term Republic of Srpska in English translations of official documents, the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina originally written in English as well as western news sources such as the BBC, The New York Times, and The Guardian generally refer to the entity as the Republika Srpska''.In a July 2014 interview for Press, Dragoslav Bokan claimed that he, Goran Marić, and Sonja Karadžić (daughter of Radovan Karadžić) came up with the name Srpska as requested of them by Velibor Ostojić, then-Minister of Information of the entity.

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