20 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania & Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania & Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Shkoder, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Srca Isusova, then take an in-depth tour of Gallery 11/07/95, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sarajevo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sarajevo is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Sarajevo to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95

1
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, explore the different monuments and memorials at Partisan Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mostar trip site

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sarajevo in April: high temperatures in Mostar hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Shkoder.

Things to do in Mostar

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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

1
night
Shkoder, Albania

Shkoder ©
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
On the 25th (Wed), make a trip to Al-Zamil Mosque and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shkoder travel route site

You can drive from Mostar to Shkoder in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

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Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Stradun. Visit Gradske Zidine and Fort Lovrijenac for their historical value. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Blaise, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornji Ugao Tower, and make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner

You can drive from Shkoder to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Get some historical perspective at Trogir Historic Site and The City Hall - Duke's Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, stop by Filigran Split, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and go for a stroll along the water at Riva Harbor.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Split online itinerary planner

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

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Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Lower Town. Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Church and Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb day trip website

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Split in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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