With Poland looking less likely to be open in the fall, I have turned my attention to Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have 19 days/18 nights. I've found a company that offers a 10-day (9 night) BiH pandemic escape tour that is focused on countryside locales, which leaves me with 9 nights left with which to play.
I plan to fly into Sarajevo and head north initially. My main question is whether forum members have thoughts on Brčko, Tuzla, Gradačac, and/or Srebrenik (as opposed to Srebrenica, which I will hit later in the trip). These spots apparently do not have well-developed tourist infrastructure, but that is not necessarily bad. I'm open to recommendations for other places in northern Bosnia that are worth my attention, too. As for my interests, they include history, architecture, music, outdoor activities. Brčko landed on my radar after reading The Bosnia List by Kenan Trebinčević, which was recommended by someone in another thread (thanks,
whoever you are Lane (found the thread!) -- it offered a lot of insight into the Bosniak experience during the 1992-1995 war).
The plan right now:
- 2 nights in a town in northern Bosnia
- 10-day (9 night) tour that includes Lukomir, Stolac, Konjic, Mostar, Jajce
- 5 nights in Sarajevo (daytime activities include a day trip to Srebrenica and a full-day tour of brutalist architecture in/around Sarajevo)
- 1 night for a 2-day/1-night trip to Sutjeska National Park and Tara River Canyon (hiking/rafting) with late return to Sarajevo on last night in Bosnia