Day Trips from Dubrovnik Across the Border - Mostar

There’s a number of possibilities for day trips from Dubrovnik to Bosnia & Hercegovina as the border is so close to the city. Read on below for which towns to visit and how to get to them from Dubrovnik.

If you are planning on making a trip to Bosnia please double-check that you don’t need an additional visa for this country. (Although you may not need one for Croatia, you might find the opposite is true for Bosnia.) You can do so on the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Day Trips from Dubrovnik to Bosnia & Hercegovina – Mostar

Mostar is a bit of a journey from Dubrovnik but well worth a visit if you don’t mind the extended travel time. At present, unfortunately, there don’t seem to be any buses that allow for a day trip from Dubrovnik to Mostar. You would need to stay (at least) one night as the return buses leave in the morning.

As such, an organised tour from Dubrovnik to Mostar is a better way of making this day trip. For example, there’s the Full-Day Tour of Mostar from Dubrovnik. The 10-hour tour includes a 1-hour guided tour of Mostar and its famous Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, as well as free time in the town to do as you wish. The Mostar & Kravica Waterfall Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik is also a 10-hour tour that includes time in Mostar as well as a visit to the nature paradise that is Kravica waterfalls. To combine visiting Mostar with Medjugorje, you could also join the Mostar and Medjugorje Full-Day Tour.

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Mostar is a wonderful town, most famous for its Old Bridge (Stari Most) over the River Neretva, which was the first single-span stone bridge ever built in 1566. The bridge is how the town got its name, of course – “most” meaning “bridge” in Bosnian, and those that guarded the bridge were called “Mostari” which eventually evolved into the Mostar for the area.

Day Trips from Dubrovnik to Bosnia & Hercegovina - Mostar
The famous Stari Most in Mostar

Aside from the Old Bridge, the town has numerous other sights and places to visit including the Old Town, and various mosques and churches. If you are there during July, you must watch the famous Mostar bridge diving competition that takes place. Check locally for the exact date of the competition.

Here’s a video of the bridge diving competition:

See more at Mostar Tourist Office website.

Day Trips from Dubrovnik to Bosnia & Hercegovina – Medjugorje

Medjugorje isn’t an ideal place to visit using public transport, as the daily bus only departs Dubrovnik after 5pm. (The journey takes about 3 hours.)

Day Trips from Dubrovnik - Medjugorje

If you do want to make a day trip to Medjugorje from Dubrovnik, it is advisable that you book an organised excursion through a local travel agency. You can also pre-book a tour online with GetYourGuide, which offer the 12-hour Mostar & Međugorje Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik which also includes a stop in Pocitelj. Alternatively, if you want to focus solely on Medjugorje, there’s the Medjugorje Pilgrimage Site Day Tour or the Međugorje and Apparation Hill Private Tour From Dubrovnik.

Medjugorje is most famous for apparent visions of the Virgin Mary, which have appeared to several people over the years. It is now a popular place for pilgrims to visit as a shrine.

Details of Medjugorje at