60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

60 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb Airport, Drive to Sisak
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Sisak, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Osijek, Croatia
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 8 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 8 nights
Fly
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 5 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 8 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 7 nights
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Senj, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Karlovac, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Sisak, Croatia

— 3 nights
Sisak is a city and episcopal see in central Croatia, located at the confluence of the Kupa, Sava and Odra rivers, 57km southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb, and is usually considered to be where the Posavina (Sava basin) begins, with an elevation of 99 m. Change things up with these side-trips from Sisak: Jasenovac Memorial and Museum (in Jasenovac) and Lonjsko Polje Nature Park (in Kutina). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at the Old Town, make a trip to "Mali Kaptol", stop by Wooden houses, and snap pictures at Stari most.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Sisak road trip tool.

Windsor, Canada to Sisak is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Windsor to Sisak, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osijek.

Things to do in Sisak

Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Osijek, Croatia

— 7 nights
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Get out of town with these interesting Osijek side-trips: Monument to the Battle Of Batina (in Batina), Dakovo (Dakovo Cathedral & State Stud Farms Djakovo) and Vukovar (Memorijalno Groblje Vukovar & Ovcara Memorial Center). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at SS Peter and Paul, stroll around Kopacki Rit Nature Park, do a tasting at Obiteljski Podrum Szabo, and steep yourself in history at Trg Svetog Trojstva.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osijek holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sisak to Osijek takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Osijek are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Osijek

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 8 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 (Sun), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the views from Latin Bridge, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Osijek to Sarajevo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Osijek in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sarajevo, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Belgrade, Serbia

— 8 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Explore Belgrade's surroundings by going to Oplenac (in Topola), Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, visit Knez Mihailova, engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade online trip planner.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Belgrade, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Podgorica.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 5 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići), Monument to the Partizans and Heroes of the World War II (in Virpazar) and Piva Canyon (in Plužine). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Skadar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, explore the stunning scenery at Morača River Canyon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manastir Celija Piperska.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Podgorica day trip planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Podgorica in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budva.

Things to do in Podgorica

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Budva, Montenegro

— 8 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore Budva's surroundings by going to Ulcinj (Long Beach & Ada Bojana), Kotor (Kotor Old City, St. Nikola Church, &more) and Our Lady of Health (in Špiljari). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, make a trip to Njegoš Mausoleum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budva trip site.

You can drive from Podgorica to Budva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 7 nights
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Kravica (in Studenci). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), shop like a local with War Photo Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mostar trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Budva to Mostar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Mostar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Senj.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Senj, Croatia

— 6 nights
Senj is an old town on the upper Adriatic coast in Croatia, in the foothills of the Mala Kapela and Velebit mountains.The symbol of the town is the Nehaj Fortress which was completed in 1558. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatinja Beach (in Karlobag), Velebit Nature Park (in Gospic) and Zavratnica (in Jablanac). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lukovo Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Northern Velebit National Park, stroll through Velebit Association Kuterevo, and see the interesting displays at Nehaj Castle.

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Traveling by car from Mostar to Senj takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mostar in August, expect nights in Senj to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karlovac.

Things to do in Senj

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Karlovac, Croatia

— 7 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlovac: Slunj (Rastoke & Opg Novkovic) and Ogulin (Dulin Ponor, Ivanina Kuca Bajke, &more).

Make your Karlovac itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Senj to Karlovac by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Senj in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Karlovac, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Karlovac

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sisak-Moslavina County travel guide

3.9
History Museums · Parks · Landmarks
Sisak-Moslavina County is a Croatian county in eastern Central Croatia and southwestern Slavonia. It is named after the city of Sisak and the region Moslavina just across the river Sava. According to 2011 census it is inhabited by 172,000 people.This county features the ancient Roman city of Siscia—today's Sisak. Siscia was the largest city of the whole region back then, a Pannonian capital, probably due to its position on the confluence of the Kupa and Sava rivers. The city's patron saint is its first Christian bishop, St. Kvirin, who was tortured and almost killed during Diocletian's persecution of Christians. Legend has it that they tied him to a millstone and threw him into a river, but he freed himself from the weight, escaped and continued to preach his faith.The town may have lost importance with the fall of one empire, but it recovered it soon enough with the rise of another: Sisak became famous for crucial battles between European armies and the Ottoman Turks. In particular, the battle of 1593 when the Ottoman army first suffered a large defeat. The ban Toma Bakač Erdedi who led the defense in this battle became famous throughout Europe.

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Slavonia travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Parks · History Museums

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.

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.

Lika-Senj County travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Lika-Senj County is a county in Croatia that includes most of the Lika region and some northern coastline of the Adriatic near the town of Senj, including the northern part of the Pag island. Its center is Gospić.The county is the least populated and among the least prosperous ones, though it is largest county in the country by area and includes the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sjeverni Velebit National Park, some of Croatia's major tourist attractions.GeographyThe county has a total area of 5353 km2.Administrative divisionLika-Senj County is administratively subdivided into 12 units of local government: Town of Gospić Town of Novalja Town of Otočac Town of Senj Municipality of Brinje Municipality of Donji Lapac Municipality of Karlobag Municipality of Lovinac Municipality of Perušić Municipality of Plitvička Jezera (Plitvice Lakes) Municipality of Udbina Municipality of Vrhovine

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Karlovac County travel guide

3.8
Nature & Parks · Military Museums · Castles
Karlovac County is a county in central Croatia, with the administrative center in Karlovac.The city of Karlovac is another fort from the times of the Military Frontier. It was built as a six-side star fort in the 16th century at the point of confluence of four rivers. The town blossomed in the 18th and the 19th century after being made a free town, with the development of roads between Pannonian plains to the seaside, and waterways along the Kupa river. The city is making use of its crucial geostrategic point in Croatia.The county itself extends towards the north to the water springs of Jamnica, and towards the south all the way down to the mountainous regions of Gorski kotar and Lika, in particular to the Bjelolasica mountain which features the largest winter sport recreation center in the country.

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