Are you staying a few days in Sarajevo, and wondering how to spend your time? Want to explore everything Bosnia has to offer and figure out what are the best day trips from Sarajevo and attractions that are must see in Bosnia?
Perhaps, the most important thing for you to know is that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions, and people. There are many fascinating destinations and tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina for every type of tourist.
For everything else, Fortuna Tours DMC, founded in 1989 is here to help you. Fortuna Tours has grown to become the leading tour operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring regions. The key to Fortuna’s success lies in its effective organization and network of branch officers catering to all travel needs. If you want to get some more information about Fortuna, please check – www.fortuna.ba/why-fortuna.
To help you plan your day trips from Sarajevo around Bosnia and to figure out what to do, which tourist attractions in Bosnia to see, and what places to visit, we made a list of 5 incredible day trips from Sarajevo.
Jajce – The city of Bosnian kings – the best place to visit in Bosnia
Jajce is a city in Central Bosnia, in the Jajce basin, at the confluence of the Pliva and Vrbas rivers, which have always been characterized by unique natural beauties, while crucial historical events have taken place here since distant times to the present day.
Eight historical layers can be discerned in Jajce. Jajce is witness to 4 empires and 3 kingdoms. Three global monotheist religions meet here. In Jajce, six architectural styles can be discerned.
Jajce has 22 national monuments. In 2007, Jajce submitted the required UNESCO nomination documentation to be placed on the World Heritage List. Monuments from ancient times and the Middle Ages have been preserved in Jajce: Mithras temple, from 4th c., St Catherine’s Church, Franciscan monastery, Medvjed Tower, and the Town Gates, as well as many others. The city is surrounded by forest-covered mountains, and there are also two lakes, as well as the wonderful Pliva Waterfall (22,5m) in the very center of the city. The waterfall decorates the center of the Old Town, which makes this place unique in the world, and for sure it will take your breath away.
Travnik – The city of Bosnian viziers
The City of Travnik, which had been the capital of Bosnian Pashaluk for 150 years, the residence of 77 viziers, seat of two consulates, lying in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina, represents the main administrative and political center of Central Bosnia Canton today.
In its past, rich in cultural and historical tradition, and encompassing interesting events and important personalities, the people of Travnik have called their city a city-museum in the open, and justly so. This city is unique in many ways. Its exciting past has produced many important personalities and events.
This city tells its own story at every step and represents authentic Bosnia and Herzegovina, as described in our tour – Authentic Bosnia and Herzegovina tour
Visoko – The city of Bosnian pyramids, an unusual tourist attraction in Bosnia
During the rule of the Bosnian Kingdom, Visoko valley was a very important trade, cultural and educational center of the Bosnian Church. Old Town „Cajengrad“ is a medieval fortress that served to defend Bobovac from enemies and today represents an archaeological site.
Among tourist attractions in Bosnia, Visoko stands out because of an unusual tourist attraction – Bosnian pyramids. In recent times, tourists are attracted by the archeological finds of the alleged pyramids, which the archeologist Semir Osmanagic assumes is the work of an advanced civilization that settled in the areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina before the Illyrians. In any case, the pyramidal mountains surrounding Visoko are an interesting natural phenomenon.
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Kraljeva Sutjeska–one of the popular Day trips from Sarajevo:
Kraljeva Sutjeska is located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the area of the municipality Kakanj. It is situated in the valley of the river Trstionica. This is a peaceful settlement where you can see preserved authentic Bosnian houses, people wearing clothes that were used in this region in the past, and everything in it looks as if time had stopped. One of the best places to visit in Bosnia.
The Franciscan monastery, a magnificent medieval building that defies time and space, stands at the foot of a hill. It was built in the first half of the 14th century and in its long history, it was destroyed several times. Its current design dates from the year of 1890. Although the library and the archives were destroyed by fire, as were many other valuable items, there is still a rich archive of cultural and historical material in its chambers.
Kraljeva Sutjeska is not only famous by the Franciscan monastery that dominates this area, but it is also famous for the oldest house in this part of the country – The Dusper House, which was built in the early 18th century and represents a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina that is protected by the country. Kraljeva Sutjeska is a settlement where one of the oldest mosques in Bosnia in Herzegovina is located. A few kilometers away from Kraljeva Sutjeska there is the royal city of Bobovac that hides a lot of historical stories, just like Kraljeva Sutjeska.
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Mostar – The city of light, a definite must see place in Bosnia
A city of stone on stone, historical, political, scientific, and cultural center of Herzegovina lies at the foot of the slopes of Velez Mountain, in the Neretva River valley. It is a city of sun, greenery, and flowers, with a mild Mediterranean climate, even fragrances from the sea reaching it.
City of contrasts, wide roads, narrow streets, the traditional Kujundziluk (old bazaar), and a contemporary center, one of the favorite destinations when booking the tour Jewels of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Montenegro
Mostar is a city in which the culture and art of the east and west meet, which have left visible traces that have stood the test of natural forces and rulers. Next to modernly built edifices there rise the towers of churches and the minarets of mosques.
Nonetheless, the most magnificent stone monument is the Stari Most (Old Bridge), built in 1566 according to the plans of Hayruddin, the great Turkish builder of the 16th c. it has a large stone arch and has been entered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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Even though you spend a few days in Bosnia, you will barely scratch the surface of the country, but still will see how amazing Bosnia is.
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