drive through Bosnia

We're starting to plan a trip to the western Balkans for next Fall. Planning on flying in to Ljubljana and leaving from Dubrovnik. Can't decide on driving down the coast or taking a more inland route, through Bosnia. From Plitivce, going toward Bihac, spending a night in Jajce, then to Sarajevo for a couple of nights, then visit Mostar on the way to Dubrovnik. Anybody done this route, any advice?

Posted by Matthew
Kihei, HI, United States
112 posts

I've driven through the area, Dubrovnik > Mostar > Sarajevo > Nis. Never come down from the north. I liked that route, very scenic. Nothing precludes you from coming down the coast and then going inland and circling back. IIRC dubrovnik and sarajevo are not far by car, maybe 4 hrs, and mostar is right in the middle?

Posted by James
Leavenworth, Wa
8 posts

thanks for the reply. We may come down the coast. I figured we'd have enough time on the sea with Istria and around Dubrovinik, so why not go inland. But I don't have much info about the route, if it's even interesting.

Posted by Matthew
Kihei, HI, United States
112 posts

You might want to search around posts here and thorn tree, I am pretty sure that entire seaside drive is going to be scenic based on what I saw coming up from Albania. I'm sure you already notice this, but when you say driving how is that going to work? I think there are issues with rental cars and borders in that region.

Posted by James
Leavenworth, Wa
8 posts

I found a good description of the route on a trip adviser forum. As for car rental issues, I assume I'm going to have to shop around with rental agencies to find what I need. But I've seen enough posts with people talking about driving from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo to know it can be done.
thanks again