6 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

6 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night


Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, stroll through Srebreno Beach, cool off at Beach Kupari, then look for gifts at FARAC Filigree & Fine Jewelry, and finally stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the world behind art at Red History Museum, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally stop by Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Dubrovnik. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. You'll set off for Sarajevo on the 8th (Sat).
Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Brusa Bezistan Museum, stop by Biljna Apoteka Aromatica, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Optical Illusions Sarajevo, and finally don't miss a visit to Sarajevo Memorial for Children Killed during Siege. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alipasina Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bascarsija Mosque.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sarajevo route builder website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Croatia travel guide

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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

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.