Bosnia and Herzegovina: from the mountains to the sea

Join us on the roads through Bosnia and Herzegovina and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

A road trip though the biggest cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina is an adventure where you can take your time, making the most of all the countryside the country has to offer.

Bosnia is a facinating country, but due to the war that ended only 20 years ago, it still has a lot to fix and improve.

Below are some precautions you should take before embarking a roadtrip through Bosnia, which will help you to discover a world rich of nature and simplicity.

Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road: what to know before you set off


Driving on the roads of Bosnia is not easy, espically if you choose to go by motorbike, as there are no motorways.

The roads are often barren, tunnels do not have adequate lighting and outside of the major city centers it is difficult to find petrol stations.

Here, then, are our reccomendations on how to enjoy a road trip though Bosnia, without too much hassle.

Before leaving a major city for a while, top up on petrol and buy lots of water for the jouney. During the summer, espcially when crossing the border, it is easy to find long queues, and having some extra water with you certainly does no harm.

To be careful as you go around bends, as it is not unusual to find a cow grazing on the road.

Road signs are few and far between, so GPS can only be of help to you.

This said, we are now ready to start out trip.

From the airport at Sarajevo we can rent a car and set off in the direction of Tuzla.

TUZLA

The city of Tuzla is the third largest city in the country. Its name means 'Salt city', as 'Tuz' in Turkish means salt.

The city sits on a hill and within the historic center is an artificially constructed salt lake.

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The historic center is really charming, known affectionately as Korzo to its inhabitants. Do not miss the amazing mosque and National Theatre, built in 1949.

Have you ever seen a mosque built like a house? In Tuzia there is one called Džindić džamija, with a minaret made of wood.

Where to sleep in Tuzla: Guest House Pasha***

SARAJEVO

Our journey now takes us towards Sarjevo, going back on ourselves a little down the road we took to Tulza, but now the journey will take us towards the sea, and there will be no more deviations towards the mountains.

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Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its beauty is found not just in its appearance, but also in the mix of cultures and ethnicities that have left their mark on the city over the centuries.

The allure of this city is also due to its geopgraphical position, as it is surrounded by mountains.

The famous Baščaršija area is where there once was a market, an area t made up of winding lanes and filled with bazaars.

Its name derives from Turkish and indicates its commercial function.

The main street is Ferhadija, where the highest concentration of shops can be found.

The river Miljacka, that cuts through the city, is crossed by the wonderful Ponte Latino, of Ottoman origins, where Francesco Ferdinando d'Asburgo-Este was killed.

Where to sleep in Sarajevo: Hostel Like

MOSTAR

It takes around two hours to get to Mostar from Sarajevo.

The first thing that will capture your attention will be the Ponte Vecchio, built in 1565. The bridge was built under the Ottoman Empire, constructed of a single arch, nearly 29 meters wide.

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The structure is imposing, defined by two fortified towers on either side, one of which was used to store gunpowder for a long time.

Kujundziluk is, instead, the most colourful and lively street in the city. Wander through it!

Where to sleep in Mostar: Guest House ''Taso'' or Hostel Dino

MEDJUGORJE

Famous for the religious pilgrimages following the various apparitions of the Madonna, this is the last destination on our roadtrip though Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A 25 minute journey by car you can reach the beautiful Kravice Waterfalls, which are 28 meters high.

Where to sleep in Medjugorje: Modana Guest House

Lastly, in around one hour and twenty minutes drive, you can go to Neum, to end your road trip through Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a dip in the sea.