Planning to travel through the Balkans someday? Do you have any idea of how much there is to see in Southeastern Europe?!
Luckily, I’ve prepared this ultimate Balkans travel bucket list with must-see places, awesome events, and wonderful experiences you simply have to try if you’re coming over.
For keeping it handy, I also made a Balkans travel bucket list infographic at the end. You can save it, pin it, print it, whichever works best for you and your travel style.
After all, a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”.
Are you ready? Here we go!
◻ Discover the Albanian seaside
◻ Hike through Theth National Park
✔ Go on the Komani lake ferry ride
Bosnia and Herzegovina
◻ Jump off the Mostar Bridge
◻ Visit Kravice Waterfalls
◻ Hike Vitosha Mountain
◻ Watch the sunset from Rila Mountain
✔Smell the roses in Balchik Castle’s gardens
✔ Visit Devetashka Peshtera
◻ Explore Plitvice Lakes
◻ Swim under the waterfalls of Krka National Park
✔Check out Dubrovnik‘s city walls
◻ Listen to the Sea Organ in Zadar
◻ Discover the Croatian vineyards
✔ Watch the sunset in Oia, Santorini
✔ Dance at a Greek night
✔ Visit Meteora
◻ Have a coffee on Raki Street, in Prishtina
◻ Visit the National Library
◻ Visit Prizren’s fortress
✔ Climb to the top of Kotor’s San Giovanni Castle
✔ Visit Budva’s Citadela
✔ Sleep in Perast
✔ Discover the lakes of North Macedonia
✔ Explore Vrelo Cave, in Matka Canyon
◻ Visit Strumica during carnival
◻ See the wild horses from the Danube Delta
◻ Hike the Maramures Green Heritage Trail
✔Cycle or drive on the Transfăgărăşan
◻ Visit Cluj during TIFF (Transilvania International Film Festival)
✔ Go to Sibiu during FITS (Sibiu International Theatre Festival)
✔ Party in Vama Veche
◻ Dance all night on a Belgrade floating club
◻ Go up the Hill of Contemplation, in Belgrade
◻ Go to Exit, the music festival in Novi Sad
◻ Explore the Fortress of the Danube
◻ Climb to Ljubljana’s Castle
◻ Explore the Postojna Caves
◻ Visit Metelkova Mesto, in the center of Ljubljana
◻ Go river rafting near Lake Bled
Multiple Balkan destinations
◻ Sail the Adriatic Sea
✔ Eat the traditional burek
✔ Drink the ever-present raki
◻ Drink three Unicorns in a row
◻ Go rafting on the Tars (Tara) River
✔ Kiss a local ?
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Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger getting ready to move to France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe, creator of unique free travel guides, local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.