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BEST TIME TO VISIT Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country famous for not only it’s splendid Turkish-era architecture and historical monuments, but also for being the place that triggered the infamous World War I. Let’s take a look at the best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Weather in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina are geographically blessed. While Bosnia has the slopes of the Dinaric Alps, Herzegovina has the proximity of the Adriatic Sea. Herzegovina has a typical European weather effect. There are warm summers, pleasant spring and autumn, and mild winters.

Whereas Bosnia, due to the presence of the Alps, has the microclimate effect. The weather can change in one single day. It can be hot in the morning and suddenly the temperature can drop to single figures by evening. Summers are unpredictable and can vary from hot to mild temperatures. The winters are very cold and it snows incessantly.

Best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summers in Herzegovina start in April and last till November end. The day temperature is high but the evenings are comparatively cool, yet comfortable. Starting from May till August, this is the peak tourist season for the cities. All the hotels and set-ups offer very high prices and availability is very low, thus, it’s best to get bookings done in advance. April is the best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially Herzegovina, as the temperature is cool and pleasant, and the cities are not crowded, and there are great deals and offers going on. September to October is yet another best time to visit as the colours of fall can be seen all over the country.

Bosnia on the other hand, has a shorter summer period. It starts from May and continues till October. April, and September till October, are the best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially for people who are not too fond of crowded places. All the hotels and set-ups offer great deals and low prices. Since Bosnia’s weather is very unpredictable, it is best advised to carry a fleece jacket to face sudden drops in the temperature.

Winters in Bosnia start from November and continue till March. It snows heavily, especially on the slopes. This is the best time for winter-sport enthusiasts to visit the alps as the snow is perfect for skiing. November till December is the best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina as the tourist crowd comprises of only winter-sport lovers. There are some great deals on offer, on very low prices!

Sarajevo, which is the capital, has many festivals which can be kept in mind while planning a trip. The International Sarajevo Winter festival is held in February where art work from all over the work is displayed. The Kid’s Festival is held in June. Bascarsija Nights and Banja Luka Summer Games are held between May and June.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country famous for not only it’s splendid Turkish-era architecture and historical monuments, but also for being the place that trigger...

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