42 days in Croatia, Sarajevo & Banja Luka Itinerary

42 days in Croatia, Sarajevo & Banja Luka Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 day
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
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Sibenik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 22 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia — 1 day

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zagreb journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Zagreb is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sarajevo.
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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 4th (Thu), make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the views from Latin Bridge, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Banja Luka.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 4 nights

Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. Change things up with these side-trips from Banja Luka: Jajce (Pliva Lakes, Pliva Waterfall, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Vrbas River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ukrajinska grkokatolicka crkva Hrista Carja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ferhadija Mosque, and tour or see a show at Banski Dvor.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Banja Luka online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Banja Luka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Banja Luka sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sibenik.
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Sibenik, Croatia — 5 nights

Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady Of Loretto Statue (in Primosten), Beach Slanica (in Murter) and National Park Krka Waterfalls (in Skradin). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park, steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, take a tour by water with Archipelago Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall Sibenik.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sibenik trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Banja Luka to Sibenik in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banja Luka in August, Sibenik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 3 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stop by Natura Zara, don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then make a trip to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip planner.

Drive from Sibenik to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sibenik in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mali Losinj.
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Mali Losinj, Croatia — 3 nights

Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Mali Losinj is known for beaches, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Zabodarski Beach, walk around Cikat Forest Park, explore the world behind art at Muzej Apoksiomena, and admire the natural beauty at The Losinj Aromatic Garden.

Planning Mali Losinj trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Zadar to Mali Losinj in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rijeka.
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Rijeka, Croatia — 22 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rijeka: Gambaletto Winery & Extra Virgin Olive Oils (in Buje), Poreč (Porec Aquarium & Porec Old Town) and Groznjan (Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia & The Town Loggia). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, take in the pleasant sights at Tunelri, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pazin Cave.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rijeka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mali Losinj to Rijeka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Rijeka sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planning site.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rijeka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zagreb, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sun).
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Croatia travel guide

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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.
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