10 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Trieste Itinerary

10 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Trieste Itinerary

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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Trieste, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 1st (Sun), kick back and relax at Beach Barcola, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, don't miss a visit to Molo Audace, then make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo del Municipio.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Trieste trip planner.

Pisa to Trieste is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rijeka.

Things to do in Trieste

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Rijeka, Croatia

— 1 night
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): go for a walk through Tunelri.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rijeka trip maker site.

Drive from Trieste to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. August in Rijeka sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Zadar (Bell Tower, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, stop by Break Time, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Split attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Rijeka to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, then steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Stari Most), and finally don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mostar trip website.

Traveling by car from Split to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

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 the 9th (Mon), make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then look for gifts at Isfahan Gallery, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mostar in August; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 33°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.