Bihać – Neum road trip

Embark on an unforgettable road trip from the charming town of Bihać to the stunning coastal gem of Neum, exploring diverse landscapes and cultural treasures along the way.

Starting your journey in Bihać, you’ll be captivated by the town’s rich history and picturesque surroundings, setting the stage for an adventure of a lifetime.

Day 1.Bihać

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As the morning light graces our surroundings, we wake up to the serene beauty of the emerald-green Una River.

Beautiful Una River

Sipping our morning coffee, we delight in the playful scenes of children, ducks, and dogs reveling in the charms of the river.

Girl from Una

Our adventure begins with a city tour of Bihac, crossing the charming river islands in the heart of the city, where the Girl from Una monument captures our attention.

Historical center

Immersed in the city’s history, we visit the iconic landmarks like the Captain’s Tower, Fethija Mosque, the town’s church, and the entire historical center.

Japodske Otoke

After a leisurely morning, we set out on our journey to the magnificent Una National Park. On our way, we explore the Japodske Otoke, reveling in their unique natural ambiance.

Martin Brod Waterfalls

Our next stop is Martin Brod, where we encounter the awe-inspiring Martin Brod Waterfalls and indulge in a picturesque walk above the cascades.

Continuing our journey after visiting Martin Brod, we embark on an enchanting route leading us to the renowned Strbacki Buk waterfall. As we pass by Kulen Vakuf and its charming towers, the captivating beauty of nature accompanies us throughout the entire route.

Štrbački buk Waterfall

Arriving at Strbacki Buk, we are greeted by the thunderous roar of the waterfall cascading down the rugged cliffs. The mesmerizing sight leaves us in awe as we take in the majestic surroundings. A short hike allows us to explore different viewpoints, offering breathtaking panoramas of Strbacki Buk’s grandeur.

River Dock restaurant

Returning to Bihac, where we will spend the night, we head to the River Dock restaurant for dinner. Here, we relish a unique culinary experience as we enjoy a meal served on boats floating on the tranquil waters of the Una River.

An unforgettable day of exploration comes to a close, leaving us with cherished memories of Bihac’s natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Day 2.

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Hotel Kostelski Buk

On our journey back to Sarajevo, we start the day with a delightful breakfast at the charming Hotel Kostelski Buk. The restaurant buzzes with a mix of hotel guests, fellow travelers like ourselves, and adventurous souls gearing up for an exhilarating rafting experience nearby.

Castle Ostrozac

Our next stop is the astonishing Castle Ostrozac, a true architectural gem. It underwent fascinating transformations across three historical periods, each showcasing distinct contours and architectural features of its time, adorned with captivating sculptures carved from the local Bihacit stone.

Green Islands | Zeleni Otoci

Continuing towards Bosanska Krupa, a city known for its multicultural heritage and enchanting Green Islands, we find a perfect spot to refresh and revitalize.

Bliha Waterfall

The journey continues in the direction of Sarajevo, where we make a stop before Sanski Most to visit the breathtaking Bliha Waterfall. A short and invigorating hike leads us to this hidden gem, rewarding us with stunning views.

Old Town Kljuc

Continuing our adventure, we make our way to the enchanting town of Kljuc, where the majestic Old Town awaits us with its rich history and breathtaking sights.

Balkana Lake

As we embark on our journey, we recommend taking a refreshing break at the scenic Balkana Lake and indulging in a rejuvenating stay at a nearby hotel.

Ribnjak Semesnica

As the road trip comes to a close, we conclude our memorable adventure with a delightful dinner at Ribnjak Semesnica. The restaurant’s warm ambiance and mouthwatering dishes provide a perfect end to our journey, leaving us with cherished memories of the remarkable landscapes and cultural wonders we discovered throughout our trip. As we bid farewell to this picturesque region, we carry with us a heart full of cherished experiences and a promise to return one day.

Day 3. & 4.Sarajevo

…European cultural Jerusalem and gastronomical Mecca…

Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has a rich history and a unique blend of cultures, and is known for its diverse and delicious cuisine, making it an exciting destination for travelers. Here are some things you can do in Sarajevo.

Explore the Old Town

Narrow streets and alleys of the Sarajevo old town

The Old Town of Sarajevo, known as Baščaršija, is a must-visit destination. The narrow streets and alleys of the old town are filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can find traditional Bosnian souvenirs, try local food and sweets, and enjoy the atmosphere of the old town.

Visit historic landmarks

Sarajevo City Hall | Vijećnica | the building which houses the National and University Library of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo has a rich history, and there are many historic landmarks you can visit. Some of the popular ones include the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, the Sarajevo City Hall, and the Latin Bridge, which is where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, an event that sparked the First World War.

Learn about the Siege of Sarajevo

Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum displays a tunnel dug during the Bosnian War & Sarajevo siege, used to smuggle supplies and people into the city.

Sarajevo was under siege for 1,425 days during the Bosnian War. You can learn about the siege by visiting the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum, the Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992-1995, the Memorial Cemetery Kovaci, Markale and looking for Sarajevo Roses. As those places are all over the city, we recommend taking a tour guides.

Enjoy the local cuisine

A Bosnian meat pie

Sarajevo is known for its delicious food, which combines influences from Ottoman, Austrian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Some popular dishes to try include cevapi, Bosnian pie | pita |, and dolma. If you’re interested in learning how to prepare these traditional Bosnian dishes, you can join cooking lessons or you can just enjoy dinning places in Sarajevo.

Take in the views

A cable car above the city of Sarajevo on it’s way to mountain Trebević

Sarajevo is surrounded by hills and mountains, and there are many places where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city. Some popular viewpoints include the Yellow Fortress as well as Trebević Mountain which can be reached by scenic cable car ride.

Or stay at the place with the view

View from Sarajevo Tower 24th floor apartment

Sarajevo Tower 24th floor apartment is located on the 24th floor of a residential and commercial building with a recognizable view of Sarajevo Tower. The western orientation of the apartment provides a unique view of the new parts of Sarajevo, with an unforgettable sunset. Sarajevo Tower is centrally located between the Old Town on one side and Ilidza on the other, making it a perfect central location for exploring both historical landmarks and natural beauty that surrounds the city of Sarajevo.

Attend cultural events

Sarajevo Film Festival Open Air Programme offers the first-class film achievements to the satisfaction of the most demanding film fans. Every night, this attractive programme offers an unforgettable experience of watching films in Open Air Cinema, under the stars on the biggest screen in the region and at top projection quality.

Sarajevo is a cultural hub, and there are many events throughout the year, including the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Sarajevo Winter Festival. Check out the program at the Sarajevo National Theater, the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, or the Jazz Fest Sarajevo to see what’s on offer.

Experience Sarajevo’s nightlife

Great atmosphere in the club Cinemas Sloga

Sarajevo has a vibrant nightlife scene, with a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues to choose from. Some of the most popular spots include Sloga and Underground.

Observe, Discover, Learn & Engage in critical thinking in Museums & Galleries in Sarajevo

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a cultural institution exhibiting archeological and ethnographic collections

Delve into Bosnia and Herzegovina’s rich history at the National Museum and History Museum. Step into the past at the preserved Svrzo House and discover the legacy of Gazi Husrev-bey. Uncover the Jewish heritage at the Jewish Museum. Challenge your perception at the Museum of Illusion. Pay tribute to the Srebrenica genocide at Galerija 11/07/95. Engage in critical thinking as you explore Sarajevo’s cultural treasures.

Experience natural beauties near Sarajevo

A natural park, Vrelo Bosne, featuring a spring, walking trails, and wildlife

There are several natural beauties around Sarajevo that are definitely worth a visit like Vrelo Bosne (a beautiful park, home to a natural spring, walking trails, picnic areas, and wildlife), Skakavac Waterfall (a beautiful waterfall is located about 12 km from Sarajevo), Lukomir Village (a traditional Bosnian village located in the mountains near Sarajevo, or Bijambare Caves (a limestone caves are located about 30 minutes’ drive from Sarajevo and offer a unique underground adventure).

Take a day trip to the Olympic Mountains

Olympic Mountain Bjelašnica during winter time

Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, and the nearby Olympic Mountains, Bjelašnica, Jahorina & Igman offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the region. You can also enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities in the summer.

Day 5.

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On our journey from Sarajevo to Mostar, we visited the charming town of Konjic and Tito’s Bunker. Continuing our route, we reached Jablanica, where we explored the Museum of the Battle of Neretva and indulged in delicious lamb dishes.


Our adventure continued through the stunning Neretva River canyon as we made our way towards Mostar.

Day 6. & 7. – Mostar

…charming European city known for its iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site bridge…

Mostar is a beautiful city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known for its stunning architecture, historic sites, and the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge). Here are some things you can do in Mostar.

Explore the Old Town (Stari Grad)

Charming, narrow streets weave through Mostar’s picturesque Old Town

Begin your visit by exploring the charming Old Town. Wander through narrow cobblestone streets, admire traditional Ottoman-style architecture, and browse the local shops and markets.

Visit Stari Most (Old Bridge)

UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Bridge in Mostar

Stari Most is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & the iconic symbol of Mostar. Built in the 16th century, this magnificent bridge spans the Neretva River and offers breathtaking views of the city. Be sure to watch the brave divers who leap off the bridge into the river below.

Discover the Turkish Houses

Muslibegovic House

Visit this well-preserved Ottoman-era houses, Kajtaz House, Muslibegovic House & Biscevic House, which showcases traditional Turkish architecture and offers insights into the city’s history. You can explore the rooms, courtyard, and see exhibits that depict the lifestyle of the period.

Enjoy panoramic views of Mostar

Sky-walk Fortica

Climb the minaret of Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, go to Mostar Peace Bell Tower, and drive or hike to Sky-walk Fortica for panoramic views of Mostar.

Take a stroll along the Neretva River & Experience local cuisine

Restoran Sadrvan in Mostar

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the banks of the Neretva River, taking in the scenic views and vibrant atmosphere. You can also find various cafes and restaurants with delicious Bosnian cuisine & outdoor seating where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Don’t miss trying cevapi (grilled meat sausages), pita and baklava (sweet pastry with nuts and honey).

Enjoy traditional music and dance

Mostar is known for its rich cultural heritage, including traditional music and dance. Look for local performances or festivals where you can experience the lively music and traditional dance forms like the sevdalinka.

Visit the Blagaj Tekke

Dervish monastery or tekke at the Buna River spring in the town of Blagaj, 12 km from Mostar

Just a short drive from Mostar, you’ll find the Blagaj Tekke, a beautiful 16th-century Sufi monastery built into a cliff by a river spring. Explore the grounds, have a meal at a riverside restaurant, and take a boat ride on the emerald-green Buna River.

Or take a day trips to other nearby attractions

Picturesque Kravice waterfalls in the National Park of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 40 km from Mostar

If you have more time, consider taking day trips to nearby attractions like the historic town of Pocitelj, the stunning Kravice Waterfalls, Hutovo Blato Nature Park, the medieval town of Medjugorje (a significant Catholic pilgrimage site), Vjetrenica Cave, UNESCO World Heritage Radimlja necropolis or scenic train journey to Sarajevo.

Day 8. – Neum

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