8 days in Croatia & Sarajevo Itinerary

8 days in Croatia & Sarajevo Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Perusic, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 day

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 23rd (Sun), look for gifts at Gradska Trznica, look for gifts at W Market Epicerie Fine, view the masterpieces at Kalem i Misk, then hunt for treasures at Morica Han, then look for gifts at Isfahan Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary tool.

Kansas City, USA to Sarajevo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Shopping · Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, stop by GIFT & ART SHOP MEDUSA, then look for gifts at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, then stop by Tedi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

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 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, and then shop like a local with Riva Harbor.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Split travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perusic.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Perusic, Croatia

— 1 night
Perušić is a town and a municipality in Lika-Senj County, Croatia. On the 26th (Wed), Head underground at Grabovača.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Perusic travel route website.

Getting from Split to Perusic by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Perusic

Nature · Parks
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
For shopping fun, head to Dolac Market or Harissa Spice Store. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jasmina i lutkice and Deliiicije. The adventure continues: visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), look for gifts at Planetopija, and pause for some photo ops at Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zagreb tour builder.

You can drive from Perusic to Zagreb in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Croatia travel guide

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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.