Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide: Before You Go

Bosnia and Herzegovina is an east-meets-west idyllic country. Boasting Ottoman, Austrian, Hungarian, and Slavic origins. If you’re looking to explore the country’s beautiful mountains, waterfalls, medieval castles, majestic waterfalls and more. Here is AFC’s Ultimate Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide Before you Go. You can also check out AFC Holidays Bosnia Tours.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide Language

Language

ENGLISH is moderately spoken in Bosnia, especially by younger generations. BOSNIAN is the main language along with other languages including Croatian, Serbian, Turkish, and Romani.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Travel Guide Weather

 

What Weather to Expect in Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina enjoys FOUR SEASONS throughout the year as follows:

  • spring (March to May): Ave. 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 60°F)
  • summer (June to August): Ave. 13°C to 26°C (55°F to 78°F)
  • autumn (September to November): Ave. 6°C to 16°C (43°F to 61°F)
  • winter (December to February): Ave. -3°C to -4°C (27°F to 40°F)

 

What kind of clothes to pack to Bosnia and Herzegovina?

  • November: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). Rainfalls due to season change. *Rainiest Month
  • March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets
  • June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing
  • September-November: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves
  • December-February: Wooly Clothes + Boots + Scarves + Gloves
  • All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide Religion

Bosnia and Herzegovina Religion

52% ISLAMIC, 35% ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN; With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviors when in monasteries, churches, or other places of worship.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide Currency

Currency

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA CONVERTIBLE MARK (BAM)

Best exchanged from USD and EUR. Euros are accepted in Bosnia but it would be more practical to continuously settle all transactions in Bosnian BAM Currency.

 

Contrary to its name, Bosnian Marks are not convertible outside Bosnia, they may not be converted back to USD so make sure to use your money or be ready to regard them as souvenirs upon return.

 

Should you bargain?

Haggling and bargaining is acceptable practice in Bosnia. If you can travel around with a local, you are sure to get better deals

Should you leave a tip?

Tipping is customary in fancier restaurants at 10% rate if you’re satisfied with the service. Coffee Shops, Bars, and Taxi Services don’t need tips. It is good practice to round off payments.

How much is a day in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Minimum BAM 50 or USD 32  to BAM 107 or 64 USD per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.

Power Plugs and Socket Travel Guide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Bosnia uses Type C and F power plugs at 230 Volts and 50 Frequency. Bringing power plug adapters is advisable.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide Getting around

Getting Around Bosnia and Herzegovina

The perimeter of the capital Sarajevo is completely walkable in distance. Buses are widely used as well, it costs around 6USD for a bus to Mostar. On the other hand, the metro is quite old and slow.

 

In addition to this, some of the more popular local ride hailing apps include: mojTaxi Touch ‘n’ Go. 

 

However, some locals would also recommend calling the taxi companies directly to get better rates in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Žuti Taxi : +387 33 663 555
  • Crveni Taxi : +387 33 760 600
  • Kale Taxi : +387 33 570 900
  • Paja Taxi : +387 33 15 22
  • Samir & Emir Taxi : +387 33 15 16

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide – The Checklist

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel

Need Internet Everywhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at the airport Sarajevo International Airport (Međunarodni Aerodrom Sarajevo) or in kiosks, newsstands, convenience stores, and bookstores scattered all over Sarajevo.

 

Furthermore, SIM Cards don’t require registration IDs or passports for purchase.

 

Some of the more common options for example include BH Telecom, m:Telm or HT Eronet (Around 4 – 10 BAM or 2.50 – 11 USD).

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide to Bringing Medications

Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitiser.

 

Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.

 

Now that you’ve read this Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide.

 

Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Bosnia. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!

 

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