16 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ferhadija Pedestrian Street or W Market Epicerie Fine. Explore hidden gems such as Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) and Katedrala Sarajevo. On the 11th (Tue), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, hunt for treasures at Morica Han, stop by Gradska Trznica, and contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

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Mumbai, India to Sarajevo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Sarajevo, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, stop by Old Town Souvenirs, make a trip to Prešeren Square, then walk around Tivoli Park, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally wander the streets of Metelkova.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sarajevo to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zagreb.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vinoteka Bornstein and Notes of Zagreb. Popular historic sites such as Mirogoj Cemetery and St. Mark's Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: stop by Peras, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Beach Kupari and Srebreno Beach. Get some historical perspective at Minceta Fortress and Lapad. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, look for gifts at GIFT & ART SHOP MEDUSA, get to know the fascinating history of Stradun, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik journey planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in April, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Riva Harbor, then walk around Marjan Park, then look for gifts at Filigran Split, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Klis Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, then don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Split, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

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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.
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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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.
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