There’s simply no shortage of great places to visit in Europe. You can visit again and again and still find new places to explore.

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Best Time to Visit The Balkans

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On a big trip like this, it’s important to choose a time of year which will give you the best chance to see and do everything you want.

How to Get Around The Balkans

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1. By Car

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When it comes to maximizing your independence to travel about, driving yourself in a car is always the best way to go. 

2. By Bus

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Travelers looking to save a bit of money and get around as simply as possible will want to look at bus networks in the Balkans. 

3. By Train

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Train travel may be a favorite approach for those exploring western Europe, but it’s a little more irregular in the Balkans.

4. By Plane

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Although it may not be quite as useful as elsewhere in Europe, there are times when flying is an option. In the Balkans there aren’t many major airports outside of some of the capital cities, but you may find some routes that help you get around the region.

5. By Rideshare / Hitchhiking

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For those travelers really looking to cut costs on their trip, there are a couple more options. The first one to consider is rideshare services like Blablacar, which help you find carpools with people traveling through the region.

Accommodation in The Balkans

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On your Balkans trip itinerary, you’re going to be staying in a lot of different towns and cities. To get the most out of it all, it’s important that you find accommodation that suits both your style, but also your budget. 

The Ultimate Balkans Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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With that very important point covered, how about we start talking about the very best things to do in the Balkans, shall we?

1. Zagreb

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The Croatian capital, Zagreb is a city with one foot in the past and the other firmly in the present. 

2. Plitvice Lakes

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Easily one of Croatia’s most remarkable destinations, the Plitvice Lakes are a sight you’re not going to want to miss.

3. Split

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Croatia is famous for its wonderful coastline along with the cities which sit along it. Start in Split by venturing straight to Diocletian’s Palace, an ancient Roman palace that takes up much of Split’s Old Town.

4. Mostar

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These days the first glimpse many travelers get of Bosnia and Herzegovina is through the southern city of Mostar. 

5. Sarajevo

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Once dubbed the “Jerusalem of the Balkans”, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, is a fascinating cultural and historical place to visit. 

6. Dubrovnik

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There’s little doubt that the most popular destination along the Balkan coast is the enchanting city of Dubrovnik.

7. Kotor

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Darling of the Montenegro coast, Kotor is a scenic and historic town that tourists quickly fall in love with. 

8. Budva

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Blending beaches, partying, and history, the city of Budva is another great stop along the coast of Montenegro. 

9. Tirana

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The capital city of Albania, Tirana offers visitors the perfect chance to get a taste of this Balkan country.

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