Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia is a fascinating city to visit. Close to the borders of Serbia and Montenegro, you could even hop over the border and explore further afield too. Renting a car here offers endless opportunities to explore Bosnia’s stunning landscape.
Start off your day by strolling along the tree-lined Alley in Ilidza. Head further into the centre of the city and uncover Alipašina džamija, a rather breath-taking mosque.
Once you are here, the main marketplace is not far away. Wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town and grab yourself a bargain at the same time. Latin Bridge is also in this area, so make sure you stop by and see the scene of the start of WWI, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Head over to the National Museum and once you have exhausted the contents, take a look outside at the botanical gardens here. If you feel like you need a break, then relax for a moment and enjoy a Bosnian Espresso, it will definitely perk you up!
Take a walk along the banks of the Miljacka River during your stay, soak up the atmosphere of the city and spot the hints towards its violent past.
Exploring Beyond Sarajevo
Travel to Vrelo Bosne which is only just outside of Sarajevo. Surrounded by a beautiful national park, amble through this pretty area then enjoy the beautiful spring.
As we have already mentioned, there are a few ski resorts within a reasonable distance of Sarajevo. Whether you just crave a day on the slopes, or longer, the facilities at Bjelasnica or Jahorina should suit your needs.
Home to the World Heritage Site Stari Most and testament to the fantastic revival and rebuilding work in Bosnia, Mostar is most certainly a must see. Simply hop in your hire car and drive for approximately 2 hours. Don’t forget to enjoy the scenery along the way too!
Drive just outside of the city to the Bijambare Caves, located in Bijambare National Park. Enjoy the wondrous scenery of the forest, then explore the variety of caves which can be found here.