How to spend one week in Bosnia and Herzegovina | Perfect itinerary
How to spend a week in Bosnia and Herzegovina? Here is a perfect one week Bosnia and Herzegovina itinerary.
I think we can say that it is still quite undiscovered although it’s attracting more and more tourists every year. The first thing that comes to our mind when we think about Bosnia and Herzegovina (usually called just Bosnia), are the people. They are kind, welcoming, warm, and helpful.
The country has outstanding nature (lakes, mountains, waterfalls), delicious food, lots of history, beautiful cities and it is also very kind to your wallet. Bosnia is a cheap travel destination, where you get the most for your money.
You want to know how to spend one week in Bosnia & Herzegovina? Then you should continue reading.
Spend at least 2 nights in Sarajevo
Sarajevo is an amazing city, not big but with so many sites to explore and so many things to do. You can explore the old town Bascarsija, eat some amazing local food, join a free walking tour, visit museums, hike, visit an abandoned bobsleigh on Trebevic hill, and even ride a bicycle from there back to the city.
You can read more about Sarajevo HERE.
Explore medieval Mostar – how to spend one week in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar is one of the top locations to visit in Bosnia, it is also one of the most visited ones and I don’t wonder why. It has beautiful architecture, outstanding natural beauty, and of course the great old bridge, with the view on the beautiful but cold Neretva River.
One of the most ethnically diverse cities in Bosnia, with an eastern feel. Sometimes I felt like I’m in Turkey, especially walking on the narrow cobbled streets surrounded by all the souvenirs shops and restaurants.
You can read more about Mostar HERE.
Swim in Kravice waterfall
Before we went to Bosnia, friends back home recommended us this place. We never heard about it, apparently, it became popular in the last couple of years. The falls are about 40 minutes’ drive away from Mostar, easily accessible with the car.
Kravice waterfalls are a group of huge waterfalls with a natural pool where you can swim. It was hot and quite crowded when we came there, we actually didn’t like the main waterfall area so much.
We wanted to leave but then we saw a walking trail leading towards small Kravice, so we went for it. That was an amazing walk! It was almost no people, the colors of the river were turquoise color and nature around was outstanding.
You will need to pay an entrance fee of BAM 10 (5,1€;5,5$) per person.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay in Jajce for a night or two, we just visited this beautiful city for one afternoon. After a nice walk around the town, we walked to the waterfall and later relaxed in a restaurant and observe people passing by.
Jajce is a very nice and small city with a fortress on the top of the hill, beautiful city gates, and a huge waterfall in the center of the city.
Next time we visit Bosnia, we will spend at least one night in Jajce.
Visit Una national park
If you want to visit Una national park you will have to go to Bihać, a city very close to the Bosnia – Croatia border. If you heard about Plitvice lakes in Croatia, Bihać is only 20 km away from there. We spend a night close to Bihać, we had our little hut, with private bathroom and breakfast included for only BAM 21,5 (10,9€;11,9$) each. The place is called Holiday Park Hajducka cesma, we highly recommend.
Next day we visited Štrbački buk waterfalls, they are in the heart of Una national park, we drove for almost one hour to get there from Bihać. Probably you will need a car to visit this, we didn’t see any public transportation also the last 8 km we had to drive on an unpaved road.
Štrbački buk is a collection of waterfalls and rapids and its that kind of place where nature shocks you with her beauty (in a good way of course).
The entrance fee is BAM 7 (3,5€;3,8$) per person.
Take a ride to the coast and visit Neum
This time we didn’t visit Neum but I was there 10 years ago, we stopped there for an afternoon. We wanted to visit this time as well, but then it was a bit out of the way for us so we said that we skip it, but next time we visit for sure. Neum is located on the Adriatic sea coast and it’s actually the only coastal city in Bosnia. If you are on its way, check it out.
Why we love Bosnia so much? How to spend one week in Bosnia and Herzegovina
It feels so undiscovered every time we visit, nature is outstanding, it’s not packed with tourists, and the prices are cheap as well. Local people are extremely nice, their hospitality is out of this world, they are sociable and down to earth. Everywhere you will go, everybody will be so nice to you and we love places like that.
Once you visit this beautiful country, you will want to come back, that’s for sure!