22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

22 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Belgrade Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, and see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sarajevo is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Sarajevo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Sarajevo when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: Vjetrenica (in Zavala), il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and Trebisnjica River (in Trebinje). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House, pause for some photo ops at Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), and view the masterpieces at Art Studio Pandur.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mostar itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sarajevo to Mostar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in July, with highs in Mostar at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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il Monte Della Croce ©
il Monte Della Croce
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar ©

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrog Monastery. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Podgorica trip planner.

You can drive from Mostar to Podgorica in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Podgorica

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Ostrog Monastery
Ostrog Monastery
Morača River
Morača River
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ ©
Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Heritage Museum, Mamula Fortress, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, admire the striking features of The Church of St. Matthew, explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, and take a memorable drive along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotor online journey planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks
St. Tryphon Cathedral
St. Tryphon Cathedral

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Matica Srpska Library (in Novi Sad), Sremski Karlovci (Podrum Probus & Upper Church) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, examine the collection at National Museum Belgrade, get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Belgrade trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kotor to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kotor in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Belgrade: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

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Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

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