1 Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

DO NOT MISS

Mostar (Stari Most)

Mosque and Minaret in Mostar

Mosque and Minaret in Mostar

ITINERARY

The trip was a detour traveling from Split to Dubrovnik in Croatia. The focus was to visit the iconic bridge in Mostar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding town include other sites such as Muslibegovica House (closed during winter season) from the Ottoman period and various mosques. Time your visit so you can hear the call to prayer (pre-dawn, midday, afternoon, sunset, night). Combined with the beautiful scenery the experience is surreal.

25km south of Mostar is the town of Međugorje, famous for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Supposedly millions of pilgrims visit every year.

TRANSPORTATION

It seems rental car might be the best option when traveling outside of Sarajevo. However, road conditions may not be optimal at remote places. In addition, many websites strongly recommend not veering off the road or venture off due to remaining landmines from the war.

FOOD

Make sure to get a plate of Cevapi, the Balkan version of kebab, and wash it down with some Tuzlanski pilsner.

TRAVELING WITH LESS TIME…

…is not recommended

TRAVELING WITH MORE TIME…

  • Visit Sutjeska National Park and hike the highest peek in Bosnia, Maglic Mountain.
  • See Sarajevo for its Old Town, National Museum, and religious buildings
  • Check out the waterfall and the fortress of Jajce
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