Bosnia počitelj
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Beautiful medieval architecture is the draw in the fortress village of Počitelj, where visitors can see the restored Hajji Alijia Mosque and 16m Ottoman clock tower. Explore its warren of stairways and stone-roofed houses.

12 days

Via Dinarica way through Bosnia Herzegovina

Walking routes through Bosnia’s national parks
Sutjeska National Park (2 days) Počitelj (1) Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve (1) Mostar (1) Blidinje Nature Park (3) Bjelašnica ski resort (1) Sarajevo (3)
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  • Sarajevo

    Sarajevo

    Sarajevo has been a city at the centre of conflict for much of the 20th century, whether as the scene of Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination which sparked World War One or for the brutal siege in the civil war of the 1990s...
  • Sutjeska National Park

    Sutjeska National Park

    The Sutjeska canyon is home to huge grey crags that offer rock-climbing to the adventurous, but it’s the park’s hiking trails that are the biggest draw, including a section of the Via Dinarica trail...
  • Mostar

    Mostar

    Picture-perfect Mostar is best experienced after dark, when the day-tripping hordes head off...
  • Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve

    Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve

    Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve is made up of six interconnected lakes that form one of Europe’s most important bird reserves...
  • Blidinje Nature Park

    Blidinje Nature Park

    Just a couple of hours from the Adriatic Sea, vast Blidinje Nature Park is a perfect spot to get active...
  • Lukomir

    Lukomir

    The tiny mountain village of Lukomir is a three-hour trek from Rakitnica River on the southwestern slopes of Bjelašnica Mountain...
  • Trebinje

    Trebinje

    Just 30km from Dubrovnik, Trebinje is a worthwhile alternative to Croatia’s classic destination, with a walled Old Town, mountain views and a river complete with swimming spots...
  • Bjelašnica ski resort

    Bjelašnica ski resort

    Just 25km south of Sarajevo, Bjelašnica ski resort offers decent runs at modest prices between December and February...

Where to go in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Sarajevo has been a city at the centre of conflict for much of the 20th century, whether as the scene of Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination which sparked World War One or for the brutal siege in the civil war of the 1990s. Today, it’s a place proud of its diversity of religion and ethnicity, but it’s worth exploring its history through places like the Tunnel Museum (a lifeline during the siege), the Kovaci Memorial Cemetery and the Jewish Museum.

Sutjeska National Park

Sutjeska National Park

The Sutjeska canyon is home to huge grey crags that offer rock-climbing to the adventurous, but it’s the park’s hiking trails that are the biggest draw, including a section of the Via Dinarica trail. Look for views over Trnovačko Lake in Montenegro.

Mostar

Mostar

Picture-perfect Mostar is best experienced after dark, when the day-tripping hordes head off. Get a vantage point of Mostar’s famous bridge, arcing between two medieval towers as the waterfront restaurants begin to twinkle, before exploring the city’s cobbled streets.

Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve

Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve

Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve is made up of six interconnected lakes that form one of Europe’s most important bird reserves. Alongside migratory birds, you can see hawks, herons, coots and wild horses.

Blidinje Nature Park

Blidinje Nature Park

Just a couple of hours from the Adriatic Sea, vast Blidinje Nature Park is a perfect spot to get active. Try skiing and snow-shoeing in winter, or hiking and mountain biking in summer. Look out for pretty Saint Elijah’s Church and Masna Luka, a working Franciscan monastery.

Lukomir

Lukomir

The tiny mountain village of Lukomir is a three-hour trek from Rakitnica River on the southwestern slopes of Bjelašnica Mountain. Here, you can see shepherds tending their flocks in a place untouched by modernity.

Trebinje

Trebinje

Just 30km from Dubrovnik, Trebinje is a worthwhile alternative to Croatia’s classic destination, with a walled Old Town, mountain views and a river complete with swimming spots.

Bjelašnica ski resort

Bjelašnica ski resort

Just 25km south of Sarajevo, Bjelašnica ski resort offers decent runs at modest prices between December and February. Outside of ski season, the main ski-lift takes onto high-altitude paths on the mountain.

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