15 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Froggyland and then walk around Marjan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split online day trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Split is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Split: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
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Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Dubovica, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Boya Crayons Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, then see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, then don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, then take in panoramic vistas at Zakerja Tower, and finally get outside with Freestyle.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Korcula Town to Plitvice Lakes National Park by combination of ferry and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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night
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka ©
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Vrbas River, then admire the sheer force of Krupa Water Falls, then don't miss a visit to Rekreativna Zona Banjaluke, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ferhadija Mosque.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Banja Luka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jajce.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Vrbas River ©
Vrbas River
Rekreativna Zona Banjaluke ©
Rekreativna Zona Banjaluke
Krupa Water Falls ©
Krupa Water Falls

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Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jajce ©
Jajce is a town and municipality located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Watermills, make a trip to Fortress of Jajce, explore the activities along Pliva Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Pliva Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at AVNOJ museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jajce trip planner .

You can drive from Banja Luka to Jajce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jajce when traveling from Banja Luka in September, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Jajce

Nature Parks Museums
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Pliva Waterfall ©
Pliva Waterfall
Pliva Lakes ©
Pliva Lakes
Watermills ©
Watermills

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Stari Most), appreciate the history behind Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), then brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mostar visit planning site .

Getting from Jajce to Mostar by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jajce in September: high temperatures in Mostar hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Konjic.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija) ©
Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija)

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Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Konjic ©
Konjic is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker, then snap pictures at Konjic Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Prenj.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Konjic online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Mostar to Konjic in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mostar in September, with highs in Konjic at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Konjic

Nature Parks Museums
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ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker ©
ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): do sightseeing your way with Private Tours and then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, then look for gifts at Bazerdzan, and finally make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sarajevo vacation builder .

You can take a train from Konjic to Sarajevo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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