Mostar

Plan your Travels to Bosnia and Herzegovina

A next-door neighbor to popular Croatia, it’s easy to reach on a day trip from Split or Dubrovnik, but there is plenty to do as a destination in its own right. One of the most visually breathtaking corners of Europe, Bosnia-Herzegovina is located in the western Balkan Peninsula. It’s a fabulous fusion of East meets West, where sheep scurry along steep hills and turquoise rivers flow. 

Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the banks of the Neretva River, and it represents the cultural centre and the largest city of Herzegovina. Mostar is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is named after the bridge keepers on the river Neretva. Neretva flows under one of the most famous bridges in Europe – The Old Bridge. The Old Bridge has been, together with Stari Grad, on the list of the protected cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2005. The population in Mostar is 113,000 inhabitants.

When to visit Mostar

Summers are hot and dry throughout Bosnia although it will be cooler in the evenings in mountainous regions. The prices increase as the temperatures rise so you’ll have to be prepared to pay more in this season although the country tends to be more affordable overall than many. Many feel the best time to visit Bosnia is in May and June, or September, when the heat has faded while hiking is idyllic. It will be comfortable for sightseeing and in the fall you’ll enjoy vibrant yellows, oranges and reds splashed across the forests.

Bosnia FAQ

Mostar

From

Matilda Your Croatia Expert

How many days do you need in Mostar?

You’ll want at least five days in Bosnia to cover many of the highlights while immersing yourself in the unique culture. As it’s a small country, you can travel relatively quickly from place to place. Perhaps spend a couple of days in Mostar, a favorite with many, and another two days in the bustling capital of Sarajevo. Jajce is worth including too, with a day here to enjoy its small hilltop forest, historical museums, large park, river, and a gorgeous waterfall.

What is the best time to visit Mostar?

While Mostar is a popular destination to visit all year round, September-October is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 33℃ (91℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around -2℃ (29℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -8℃ (18℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mostar, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Mostar falls around November, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

What are the essential sites to see in Mostar?

The Stari Most Bridge, or Mostar Bridge as it’s also called, is one of the most photographed spots in Bosnia and a must-see, crossing the river Neretva in Mostar. In the summer, you can watch the locals leap off the bridge right into the water.

Our Mostar Tour Packages

Best of Slovenia, Croatia, Herzegovina & Montenegro – 12 Days

Embark on a 12-Day Odyssey: Explore the Best of the Adriatic from Ljubljana to DubrovnikDelve into the allure of Croatia’s mesmerizing landscapes and navigate the rich tapestry of its coastal cities.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – 8 days

The Medjugorje Tour is ideal for Catholic pilgrims and those wanting to connect with their faith. It is visited by millions of people from all around the world during the year.

Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro – 9 Days

Embark on a unique journey of cultural fusion and historical richness with our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro private tour. Witness the enchanting blend of Eastern and Western influences in Bosnia, where diverse religions and traditions converge.

Mostar, Pocitelj & Kravica Waterfall

Combine the highlights of Mostar and Herzegovina on this full-day tour. With a guide in the lead, this multi-stop tour is easy and informative; round-trip transportation means that you can focus on sightseeing instead of driving and directions.

Best of Slovenia, Croatia, Herzegovina & Montenegro – 12 Days

Embark on a 12-Day Odyssey: Explore the Best of the Adriatic from Ljubljana to DubrovnikDelve into the allure of Croatia’s mesmerizing landscapes and navigate the rich tapestry of its coastal cities.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – 8 days

The Medjugorje Tour is ideal for Catholic pilgrims and those wanting to connect with their faith. It is visited by millions of people from all around the world during the year.

Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro – 9 Days

Embark on a unique journey of cultural fusion and historical richness with our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro private tour. Witness the enchanting blend of Eastern and Western influences in Bosnia, where diverse religions and traditions converge.

Mostar, Pocitelj & Kravica Waterfall

Combine the highlights of Mostar and Herzegovina on this full-day tour. With a guide in the lead, this multi-stop tour is easy and informative; round-trip transportation means that you can focus on sightseeing instead of driving and directions.