The Ultimate 5-Day Balkans Itinerary

If you only have five days to spend in the peninsula, we believe this is the ultimate 5-day Balkans itinerary.

The combination of its people, nature and landscapes, affordability, and regional history makes the Balkans a special place to travel.

As hospitable as the culture is, it is easy to come back again and again, and I would encourage anyone to do the same.

This city was made for taking long walks and soaking in the vibrant but traditional culture. Make your way to the Upper Town’s red roofs and cobblestone neighborhoods.

Day 1: Zagreb to Belgrade

You can see so much activity here, especially on the weekends. Hit the market before your ride and pick up some fresh cherries to enjoy once you arrive.

Day 2: Belgrade to Sarajevo

You must take the short two-hour drive from Sarajevo to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second most popular tourist city, Mostar, to see the famous Stari Most Bridge.

Day 3: Sarajevo (to Mostar) to Dubrovnik

The drive happens all along the coast, still, and you’d be hard-pressed not to want to stop for a swim at some point.

Day 4: Dubrovnik to Sveti Stefan

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