Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bosnia and Herzegovina

Boasting an incredible natural environment that is packed with dense mountains and curving rivers, Bosnia And Herzegovina breathes for the great outdoors. Summer months invite hiking around rugged trails, while the winter period draws skiers from across the globe. The country has a dynamic cultural aura that has developed across the separation of Yugoslavia and is palpable as you interact with locals.

What to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1. Visit the Stari Most

An iconic symbol of Bosnia And Herzegovina recognized across the world, Stari Most is a breathtaking arched bridge. Originally constructed in the 16th century, it had to be rebuilt after an attack during the Croat-Bosniak War.

2. Unpack the Heritage of Sarajevo

The city was significantly important at the commencement of World War I and also suffered an elongated siege during the Bosnian War. The scars of the painful periods are still evident; however, an emerging spirt now rises from the past.

3. Swim Underneath Kravica Waterfall

A gorgeous lake sits at the base of the thundering waterfall and offers a picturesque place to relax. The 80 ft waterfall flows strongest during winter, although it is a year-round spectacle.

4. Go White-Water Rafting

Embrace your inner adventurist and race down one of the many rivers (Neretva, Tara, Vrbas, Drina, and Una) on a shooting raft. Bosnia And Herzegovina is renowned for being one of the best places in the world to experience the blood-pumping adventure sport.

5. Gaze at the Medieval Beauty of Počitelj

The historic village has preserved architectural influences from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire, and Venetian rule. Stone-roofed houses and silo forts provide a glimpse into the lives of ancient times.

When to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

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It is recommended that you travel between May and September if you plan on being outside and exploring the country's natural beauty. The snow season peaks in February and March when clear skies boost visibility on the mountains.

How to Get to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Entry Requirements

Citizens of European Union states, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the United States, among other countries, can enter visa-free and stay for up to 90 days.


Sarajevo Airport welcomes the majority of international services, with most travelers taking direct services from Belgrade with Air Serbia or Zagreb with Croatia Airlines. Lufthansa offers a 1h 25min flight from Munich to Sarajevo for roughly 390 BAM (222 USD).


Ensure that you are carrying car ownership documents or rental agreements as well as a Green Card liability insurance. Border crossings from Croatia, especially close to the Neum Corridor, experience significant congestion during summer months and can take multiple hours.


Direct bus services link Sarajevo to Belgrade (7h), Zagreb (8h 20min), Split (7h 30min), Ljubljana (9h), and Kotor (8h 30min). Ticket prices generally cost between 50-60 BAM (28-34 USD) for these routes.

Popular airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Popular airlines serving Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Where to stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hotels are rather affordable throughout the country, but there can be substantial variances in comfort between ones built recently and those built during the socialist period.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Most booked hotels in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Swissotel Sarajevo
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Hotel Aziza
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Residence Inn by Marriott Sarajevo
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Malak Regency Hotel
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Hotel President Sarajevo
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Hotel Hills Congress & Termal Spa Resort
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How to Get Around Bosnia and Herzegovina

Public Transportation

Extensive bus networks are available throughout the majority of cities, while Sarajevo has a 6-line tram system. The trams are mainly focused on connecting the east and west sides of Sarajevo, with a ticket costing roughly 1.60 BM (0.90 USD).


Daily services link Sarajevo to Mostar and provide a stunning view of Bosnia And Herzegovina's spectacular regional landscapes. Modern air-conditioned trains operate the route and 2nd class tickets can be bought for approximately 12 BAM (7 USD).


Intercity buses are available between all the major cities and fares can be as low as 10 BAM (6 USD). Timetables to smaller towns can be unreliable and it is best to visit the bus terminal to book your trip.

The Cost of Living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Groceries are cheap with a loaf of bread and carton of eggs costing roughly 4 BAM (2.30 USD). A 30-day prepaid SIM card with 7GB of data can be bought for around 15 BAM (8.50 USD). Bosnia And Herzegovina is a mostly cash operating country and has ATMs readily accessible in cities such as Mostar, Sarajevo, and Banja Luka.

Popular cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina