Bosnia-Herzegovina is amazing – it has beautiful waterfalls, clear rivers, and charming little towns.
Bosnia & Herzegovina is a great country to consider when planning a trip to eastern Europe. Croatia often takes the spotlight off this beautiful country. While Croatia is a beautiful country, Bosnia & Herzegovina has a different quality.
Driving in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Nature-lovers will be amazed at the number of natural wonders found in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Although it may surprise you that it is less traveled than its neighbors, it also means it is less crowded. You will also be able to travel without having to see the full impact tourism has on society. This will allow you to have unforgettable, authentic experiences.
Although this post contains a suggested itinerary for a road trip in Bosnia-Herzegovina we recommend that you not make concrete plans, but have a rough idea of where you want it to end and start. Go to Bosnia and find a river. Drive along with it.
We drove along the Drina and got to see some of the most amazing scenery in our rented car. On our second trip here, we explored the area around Una and Krka rivers in our Camper van.
Bosnian road trip to one of the many beautiful spots
The colors in the above photo are true to life, and they have not been edited. This place was right along the Drina river a few hours after crossing Visegrad.
Yes, “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, a long name, is why we use “Bosnia-Herzegovina”, or sometimes “Bosnia-Herzegovina,” throughout the article. Yes, these are acceptable nicknames for this lovely country!
Many people begin their Bosnia road trip in Croatia. It makes sense to start at Una National Park which is only 30 km from Croatia’s Plitvice lakes. These two countries share a long border, so it’s a smart idea to combine a Croatia-Bosnia road trip with Bosnia & Herzegovina. Be sure to read the post about our Croatia road trip.
In case you’re flying to Bosnia-Herzegovina, then your starting point will be Sarajevo and from there you can rent a car and do this itinerary in a loop. You can then return the rented car in Sarajevo. We were very stupid the first time we rented here a car. We went from one rental shop at the airport to another to compare prices and cars. We wish there was one website that we could compare all the options. Now we know that there is a website, and it is well-respected.
In case you’re entering from Serbia or Montenegro, your starting point will be Visegrad, which is situated close to both Serbia and Montenegro borders. We visited Bosnia-Herzegovina on a road trip starting from Serbia. Then we drove straight to Montenegro.
Una National Park – 2 days
Milancev Buk – Martin Brod Waterfall, Una National Park in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Una National Park can be found just outside the border with Croatia. It is easy to reach by car. It was created to protect the Una River, which is centered around: Krka River and Unac River. The park is well-known for its tufa formations. Imagine stunning limestone formations, but with a more porous material. These holes allow water to flow through the pores and create amazing waterfall systems.
Incredible camping spot in Una National Park. Camping & picnic area Lucica
Una National Park will make you feel like you are in a magical place, surrounded by lush vegetation and the sounds of powerful cascades. You can also set up camp or a picnic at many of the park spots.
Jajce, a medieval town, is distinguished by its fortress at the top of the city and the many waterfalls below. Jajce is a fascinating place to stop on your Bosnia road trip due to its breathtaking sights and historical significance.
Jajce Fortress, once a bustling capital city of the Bosnian Kingdom, was home to the last Bosnian King. The landmark offers stunning views of sunsets and is an excellent spot to capture them.
Pliva Waterfall is the waterfall “under” Jajce. It is right next to Jajce so it is easy to reach. Many people cross the river to capture the Jajce Fortress, town,and Pliva Waterfall in a stunning composition that almost seems improbable.