While exploring the Balkan region, a must-visit country is undoubtedly Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is not just an unknown country for cheap travel in Europe, but the destination for all sorts of travelers who adore the versatility of European’s landscape beauty, history, architecture, and cultures. Come explore the country with this Bosnia itinerary.
Mostar is famous for its Old Bridge cutting the Neretva River and lying next to the charming old town that is surrounded with stunning mosques and dazzling nature.
Sarajevo is one of the most worth-visiting capitals in the Balkans, with its significant history, architecture, and nature.
Bihac offers lots of interesting sporting activities such as rafting and kayaking. Rafting above the Una River is not way too expensive, depending on how much time you want to spend on the tour.
Day 1: Arrival in Bosnia
Day 2: Mostar- a bridge to visit
Day 3: Blagaj- the water destination
Day 4: Sarajevo
Day 5: Kravice and Jajce
Day 6: Bihac and Travnik
Day 7: Visoko
Day 8: Prokosko
Day 9: Departure
Upon arrival in the country, start your trip with nearby vacation spots in Bosnia. You can ask locals if you don’t want to hire any guide for the best places to visit and eat in Bosnia. There are many places to eat serving the best traditional delicacies in the city. Come out of your hotel room and explore the places that serve the best food in the city. And you can also make a list of the places that you want to visit during your Bosnia tour.
It’s the second day of the Bosnia itinerary and it is best invested if you start your tour with the top-rated destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina- Mostar. It is famous for its Old Bridge cutting the Neretva River and lying next to the charming old town that is surrounded with stunning mosques and dazzling nature, Mostar is a must-visit place in the country. The bridge, built by the Ottomans during the 16th century, was significantly destroyed in 1993 because of the Bosnian War, after standing gorgeously there for 427 years. Nowadays, you can walk along the steep and rocky path of the bridge, watch locals suddenly dive into the waters, and be enchanted by the splendid landscape around it. Come back to the hotel in the night after having your dinner at the best restaurant.
It’s time to start your third day with a fresh by taking a visit to Blagaj, it is a must-visit place where you can find dazzling underground and aboveground waters around the Buna River. Digging into the history, Blagaj is known for its significant architecture that is protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, It’s quite common to see people hitchhiking between Mostar and Blagaj, but you should take a guided tour that would help in exploring the area saving your time and effort. After discovering the spot in a day, come back to your hotel to take some rest and have your dinner before you proceed to your hotel room.
You have reached to the middle of the tour where you have to visit the places that inspire to come back. Sarajevo is one of the most worth-visiting capitals in the Balkans, with its significant history, architecture, and nature. You will love strolling along the riverbanks, enjoying local delicacies, shopping for traditional antiques in the old town, and even watching people pray in a mosque. The city is very tourist-friendly and highly affordable. The weather in Sarajevo can be unpredictable so make sure you bring warm clothes as it can get cold, particularly at night.
Heading towards the east of Sarajevo, you will come across not only the beautiful town of Visegrad but also the stunning Kravice Waterfall that lies not very away from there. This is a popular spot for swimming in surrounding pools. The bus or train takes about 3 hours to get from the capital city there, and you can easily cross the border to visit Serbia. There’s no public transportation to Kravice waterfall but you can hitchhike or go by car there. Many hostels and travel agencies in Mostar organize trips here. Another worth checking highlight is the stunning 20-meter (65-foot) high Pliva waterfall in Jajce. Fishing is very popular around the area. There are several bus connections between Jajce and Sarajevo, and also with the closest big town of Travnik.
The sixth day of the tour includes Strbacki buk and Martinbrod, are widely-known, lying near the popular town of Bihac. Located above one of the world’s cleanest rivers, Una River, Bihac offers lots of interesting sporting activities such as rafting and kayaking. Rafting above the Una River is not way too expensive, depending on how much time you want to spend on the tour. If you are into winter sports, come to the nearby town of Travnik, close to Vlasic Mountain, where you can spend long days hiking. Travnik also has a medieval old town located on the hill.
If you are a big fan of the famous Egyptian pyramids and cannot travel far outside of Europe, look no further than in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located in Visoko, the first man-made pyramid in the continent was found by the archaeologist Semir Osmanagic. He claimed to have discovered the pyramid complex, which consists of five pyramids he named Sun, Moon, Dragon, Mother of Earth and Love. Lots of secret tunnels and chambers can be found beneath. To get here from the capital of Sarajevo, buses take about half an hour.
This is the last day of the adventurous Bosnia tour, so live it big and explore it in a big way. Bosnia and Herzegovina are filled with lots of splendid lakes, including Prokosko, Boracko, and Busko Blato. These are the less touristy places where locals tend to hang out and chill. Enjoy peace, fresh air, and local homemade food while spending a night in an old Bosnian house or in a tent under the starry sky.
The last day on your Bosnia and Herzegovina itinerary calls for leaving this beautiful country in the morning. Last but certainly not least, do not forget to grab the best souvenirs before you say goodbye to this beautiful country. After collecting your souvenirs and making memories, call your private transfer that will drop to the airport after having breakfast at your hotel.
Ranging from accommodation to transportation, Food, and beverage to shopping, everything is exceptionally pocket-friendly.
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