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Guide for Traveling in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Car


Are you planning an adventure by car through the beautiful landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina? There is nothing more exciting than exploring these countries on your own, allowing you to stop, explore and experience the area's rich culture, history and gastronomy. In this detailed guide, you will find everything you need for an unforgettable trip.

Popular destinations



  • Ljubljana: A lively capital city with baroque architecture, charming cafes, and beautiful parks.
  • Bled: An idyllic lake with a small island in the middle of the lake, surrounded by mountain peaks.
  • Postojna Cave: A spectacular cave that hosts a unique underground world.

Rent a dollar Thrifty car in Ljubralja and tour Slovenia carefree


  • Belgrade: A dynamic city on the banks of the Sava and Danube rivers with a rich history and lively night scene.
  • Niš: A city with an impressive fortress dating back to Roman times and colorful markets.
  • Novi Sad: Cultural center with a fortress from the 17th century and charming pedestrian zones.

Rent a car dollars Trhrifty in the office at the airport in Belgrade

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Sarajevo: A multicultural city with magnificent architecture, a contemporary culinary scene and a rich history.
  • Mostar is famous for its old bridge dominating the Neretva River and the old town with its narrow streets.
  • Jajce: A town with beautiful Pliva waterfalls and a medieval fortress.

If you are wondering where to rent a car nearby, you can go to the Dollar Thrifty branch at the airport in Sarajevo.

Travel routes

  • Croatia: For a tour of Croatia, a route that goes along the coast of the Adriatic Sea is recommended, allowing you to explore picturesque towns and beaches.

  • Slovenia: Traveling through Slovenia can be done along the highways that connect the main cities, and it is also recommended to go inland to explore the mountainous regions.

  • Serbia: Highway E75 connects Belgrade with Niš and further south. Alternatively, you can explore smaller roads that lead through rural areas.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Driving through Bosnia and Herzegovina offers beautiful landscapes, and a popular route leads through Sarajevo, Mostar, and Jajce.

Driving tips

  • Traffic regulations: Pay attention to traffic signs and speed limits, which may differ between countries.

  • Road safety: Be careful on the roads, especially in rural areas that are narrow and unlit.

  • Parking: Check information about parking in cities to avoid fines or unnecessary costs.

  • Driving through mountain roads: If you plan to drive through mountainous regions, be prepared for tight turns and steep climbs.

Information about tolls and parking

  • Croatia: There are tolls on the highways in Croatia, and the prices vary depending on the distance. Parking in cities can be expensive, but there are also public parking spaces. More Info 

  • Slovenia: Tolls are paid on motorways in Slovenia, and parking in larger cities is usually charged. More info

  • Serbia: There are also tolls on the highways in Serbia, and parking in cities can be limited and expensive. More info

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tolls are rare in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but parking in cities can be challenging due to limited space. More Info

Recommendations for restaurants and activities along the way

  • Take the opportunity to try local cuisine at roadside restaurants that offer authentic dishes.

  • Visit local markets to taste fresh fruits, vegetables and other local products.

  • Explore historical sites, natural parks and other attractions along your route to complete your travel experience.

Restaurants on the coast of the Adriatic Sea that are worth visiting, restaurant
Serbia, restaurants in Slovenia, and interesting restaurants in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Enjoy an unforgettable journey through these beautiful countries by car, exploring the rich cultural heritage and enchanting landscapes they have to offer. Follow this guide to make the most of your trip and create unforgettable memories along the way. Whether you are a lover of adventure, culture, nature or gastronomy, this travel guide ensures your trip will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Before you set off, make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as a valid driver's license, vehicle registration and insurance. Also, check current road conditions and possible changes in regulations that could affect your trip.

Start your journey ready for unexpected adventures and limitless possibilities of exploration. Be open to new experiences, meet local people and enjoy every moment.

Happy traveling!

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