Zagreb, Croatia was the start and end point for our road trip. We saved looking around the city to our return visit so picked the car straight up from the airport and hit the road.
Our itinerary: Croatia: Zagreb -> Split -> Dubrovnik, then over to Kotor in Montenegro, up into Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mostar -> Sarajevo before heading back round to Zagreb to finish. Before heading home though we took a train to have a couple of days in Budapest, Hungary and flew home from there.
On the way to our first stop off point in Split, we visited the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, it’s the oldest and largest national park in Croatia famous for its vast series of turquoise lakes linked by numerous waterfalls. Apparently this place is usually incredibly crowded but I think we came slightly earlier than the usual tourist season and had only a few people with us. A really beautiful place and was a great way to kick things off!
The spectacular landscapes in this part of the world makes just driving around a sight to behold but with each city and country having their own unique charm you can stumble across some real hidden gems. Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina was one of those places. A quaint city on the Neretva river, it has a medieval arched bridge and while we were there a local was jumping off from the middle to impress some tourists.
So many different places to see and things to do in this region of Europe, it turned out to be a fantastic place for a road trip, I’d recommend coming in May and if you’re lucky like we were, you’ll get hot sunny weather without the hoards of tourists.
See all my photos from our trip below