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Every two years I visit my family in Croatia and stay for several weeks. This July, I'm so excited to be visiting BiH Thursday-Sunday with a cousin. We are flying roundtrip Zagreb-Sarajevo. From Sarajevo, we hope to travel by bus/train.
Is this itinerary crazy?
Day 1 Sarajevo
Day 2 Mostar
Day 3 river rafting near Konjić (or other)
...or some combination. We're hoping to see some cultural highlights and also experience nature during this visit.
How do you travel from Mostar or Sarajevo to Konjić and arrange a rafting trip? I know one day is not enough time to do justice to Sarajevo, but I expect that this won't be my last time visiting this part of the world.
By the way, I speak Croatian and have lots of travel experience at all levels.
We'd really appreciate your thoughts and insights. Thanks in advance. more »
My boyfriend and I will be traveling in the Balkans at the end of August: 10 days in Bosnia (possibly with short day trips
to Montenegro and/or Croatia) and the last four days visiting friends in central Serbia, before returning to the US.
We're currently trying to figure out the optimal city to fly into and rent a car. We are happy to return the car to the same city that we've rented from.
Does anyone have experience with renting in Sarajevo and driving into the above-mentioned countries? Alternatively, someone posted on Thorn Tree about renting from Budapest and having no problem driving through all of those countries... although this would add time to our trip (i.e., having to drive from Budapest to Sarajevo) it may worth it if it's less hassle (and also, it's cheaper to fly into Budapest than Sarajevo from the US). Anyone know if license plates matter in terms of the amou... more »
I'm going to Mostar this July and planning the next stop. Are there any buses or other transport from Mostar to Montenegro heading to Kotor or Budva in the afternoon? Need to change bus in Dubrovnik or a direct bus? May I make on-line reservation or simply check the up-dated schedule? Please advise.
I'll be working in Sarajevo this summer, doing an internship in the Old Town area. I will be there from June through mid August. Can anyone recommend what is a good strategy for looking for an apartment? Is it worth it to research online and try to line up something ahead of time, and if so can you recommend some good resources? Or is my best bet to check into a hotel and search for a place once I am on the ground? I prefer to have a private apartment but it doesn't have to be anything fancy, as long as it is clean and in a safe area.
Also, I received a scholarship for $2250 to cover rent and all living expenses, since my internship is unpaid. What is the cost of living like in Sarajevo? Do you think this will be enough or should I look into to taking out extra student loans for the summer?
I’m planning a road trip with two mates around the Balkans in early September. We’ve probably got 2 weeks and are keen to take in Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania, but to make the flights work we’ll probably arrive in Croatia and leave from Greece. Does anyone have any thoughts on this as a rough itinerary?
Split – Mostar – Kronjic for rafting – Sarajevo – Bjelasnica for hiking – Kotor – Ulcinj – Berat – Butrint – Korfu
Hi, I would like to go from Kotor Bay to Pocitelj in Bosnia (and then on to Mostar). Is there a bus route or must I go to Dubrovnik and then catch a bus into Bosnia? Thanks.
Hi, I'm thinking about travelling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice and then on to Sarajevo, via Bihac and Jajce. Does anyone have experience with this? I've read a lot of people say driving is the best way to travel in BH. But sometimes we like to let someone else do the driving and just look out the window. That said, we don't have enough time to enjoy hanging out in bus stations. Were connections easy? Was there a lot of time spent looking for the right bus and waiting for the bus? Were the buses real smokey (I don't love cigarette smoke). Any advice would be welcome.
I am preparing my balkantrip right now... 27 may till 11 juin.
I am in doubt:
(tues)day 2: Pula, evening leaving to Zagreb
(wednes)day 3: Zagreb
(thurs)day 4: Zagreb and leaving to Osjiek(in the morning)
(fri)day 5: Osijek/Vukovar
From Osijek/Vukovar I wanna go to Banja Luka,or to Sarajevo? Didn't find good transportationpossibilities yet? I want to spend my friday evening in Banja luka or sarajevo(prefer Banja Luka).
Or is it better to skip Osijek/Vukovar and go from zagreb to Banja luka? Maybe some mor trains/busses? And from banja luka to Sarajevo then? From sarajevo I'll go to Mostar then,dubrovnik,split etc.... Like it seems now : big chance that I fly back to belgium on 11 juin,from Zadar.
I will go to Bosnia in the coming July. First, I will stay in Sarajevo for a few days and then head to Dubrovnik. I'm planning that I take a bus from Sarajevo to Mostar in the morning, walking around in Mostar for a few hours, then take another bus from Mostar to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Is there any luggage storage facilities such as lockers or counter in Mostar bus station? Or I should make a one day trip to Mostar and head back to Sarajevo in the evening?
Is there a train from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo? Also: is there a train from Sarajevo to Zagreb? If not, what is the bus timing from Sarajevo to Zagreb? Thanks so much!!
Anyone has some advice at the following: (I checked already airbnb and booking.com) but maybe there are some private initiatives, to stay with locals for housing in BH.
Especially for Banja Luka, Prijedor, Jajce.
Any advice for sightseeing around these areas is welcome as well.
Are there any discount carriers offering flights out of Sarajevo? I realize Lufthansa and other major carriers fly there, but tickets are very expensive.
I will be departing from Sarajevo to the United States, so preferably looking for carriers with flights to major European hubs like Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, etc.
I've been trying to get to Bosnia for several years, and my plans always get diverted. Anyway, I'm going to Serbia for a wedding this summer and I have 5 short days that I can spend in Bosnia, finally!
So, it's going to be a little rushed to say the least, but I'm hoping to see Sarajevo and Mostar. I was also hoping that I could somehow fit Jajce into the mix. Here is what my ideal itinerary would look like:
Day 1: Arrive Sarajevo (late evening)
Day 2: Sarajevo
Day 3: Mostar
Day 4: Jajce
Day 5: Sarajevo
Day 6: flight to Belgrade
So here are my questions:
1) Sarajevo and Mostar are my main interests. Should I just nix Jajce altogether and spend and extra day in Mostar? Opinions welcome. If anyone has any suggestions of a better/shorter day trip from Mostar that would be great.
2) Are there buses from Mostar to Jajce? How long would the route take? I'v... more »
Might be of interest, had that problem recently.
The one with the shortest way to walk is Tram to Ilidza, then Bus Nr. 36 but check the timetable aead at GRAS, not the most frequent one. Stops on the main road, watch out but easy to find als you'll see the terminal on your right. Taxis by the way all quoted 10 KM from Ilidza which is 3 times the real rate...
More frequent but involving a walk is any Trolleybus to Dobrinja (Lukavica) 102 or so from next to the Latin bridge. Get off 5 stops before the final stop (the bus network map in the Navigator is handy) and turn right where the bus continues left, making your way through the appartment blocks of the neighbourhood - the airport is on the other side of the blocks..
The trolleys, by the way, are also useful for Istocno Sarajevo busstation - final stop, continue on the same road past the Rep. Srpska sign, station on your lef... more »
I'd be grateful if anyone could have a look my itinerary or a trip around the Balkans. Does it look do able? Do I need extra time anywhere?
Also should I start booking accommodation or not?
Thanks in advance
Night in zagreb
25 train to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Trains at 9 arrive at 11.15
26th train to bled
27th in bled
28th train to Ljubljana and onto zagreb. Trains at 2.45 in just after 5
29Train to Sarajevo. Train at 9 all day on train
30 31 and 1 in Sarajevo
2nd to Mostar
3rd to Dubrovnik
4 train to kotor
5 in kotor and around
6 to dubrovnik
8th fly back
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