13 days in Croatia, Mostar & Sarajevo Itinerary

13 days in Croatia, Mostar & Sarajevo Itinerary

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Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
End: Zagreb, Croatia

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik attractions planning tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Dubrovnik Airport. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, thenwalk around Marjan Park, thenpause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mostar trip builder site.

You can drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in July, Mostar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Neretva River ©
Neretva River
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sarajevo trip planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mostar in July; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Sastavci and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday app.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Keep things going the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Zagreb tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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