Bosnia and Herzegovina is a captivating blend of East and West, where the legacies of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires create a unique cultural backdrop. With emerald rivers, lush mountains, and awe-inspiring waterfalls, nature reveals itself as a breathtaking spectacle. The scars of the 1990s Balkan Wars are still visible, but B&H has an authentic vibrancy that will shatter stereotypes. During my seven days of solo exploration, cosmopolitan Sarajevo, scenic Mostar, religious Medjugorje, and ancient countryside villages left me with an indelible positive impression.
Whether you’re dreaming of taking a career break to travel around Europe or you’re already in the planning stages, I hope this list will inspire you with ideas to pursue your dream. These 27 experiences are just some of the curated experiences I highly recommend for an epic and unforgettable time in Europe.