Things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Situated on the Balkan Peninsula, there are a number of things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina. South-eastern Europe offers beautiful landscapes, medieval villages, rivers and lakes – perfect for lovers of the great outdoors.

The capital, Sarajevo has a historic and well-preserved old town, Bascarsija, with stunning landmarks such as the 16th century, Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. The Ottoman-era Latin Bridge is the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which started World War 1.

Take time to tour the old town and see other things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as the Stari Most Bridge which was built in 1566. Cliff diving is popular at this arched bridge over the Neretva River. Water sports fans can choose from rafting and kitesurfing on the river.

Kravice are dramatic waterfalls with a swimming area and are surrounded by stunning scenery.

Take a tour of Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s old bazaar and historical centre of the city. Built in the 15th century, the bazaar sells everything from household goods to souvenirs and clothes.

The Sarajevo Tunnel dates back to the Bosnian War and houses a war museum inside the tunnel.

Jahorina is one of the most well-known ski resorts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and is situated in Republika Srpska. Located near to the Pale in the Dinaric Alps, the resort borders Mount Trebevic and Jahorina’s highest peak, Ogorjelica.

If you're looking for things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are off the beaten track, then the Sutjeska National Park offers hiking and rafting. Established in 1962, this is the oldest national park and includes the highest peak of Maglic.

Skakavac is a scenic waterfall viewed from a bridge. Water cascades down the steep rock mountain surrounded by natural forests and traditional wooden bridges.

The Tvrdos Monastery is home to wine, caves and waterfalls. Situated near to the city of Trebinje, the 4th century foundations of the first Roman church in Bosnia-Herzegovina can also be seen here.

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is also well worth a visit. Founded in 1888, the museum features cultural artefacts and beautiful botanical gardens.

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Best Season:May, June and early September
Popular Location: Sarajevo, Mostar and Jahorina