Fly to Banja Luka in northwestern Bosnia and discover a city steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. Go rafting on the Vrbas River or go hiking and explore the mountains of the Bosanska Krajina region. Banja Luka is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a great value break in one of Europe’s lesser explored corners.
When to book cheap flights to Banja Luka
Banja Luka enjoys warm summers and snowy winters, which is worth keeping in mind when packing for your cheap Banja Luka flights.
If you fly to Banja Luka in summer you can take advantage of the good weather and enjoy a range of adrenalin-fuelled outdoor activities including river rafting, canyoning trekking and hiking.
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What to see in Banja Luka?
Banja Luka is Bosnia’s second city and, as such is a modern cosmopolitan destination filled with boutiques, cafes and bars. If you’re looking to indulge in some retail therapy or need a caffeine hit, Kralja Petra is where you’ll find most of the action.
For an insight into the city’s history head to Kastel Fortress, one of Banja Luka's main historical attractions.
Fancy a birdseye view of the city? Take a hike up Banj Brdo Hill. This is a popular picnic spot too - perfect if you’re visiting in summer.
No matter what time of year you fly to Banja Luka, you’ll find plenty going on both in Banja Luka and in the Bosanska Krajina region. If you fly to Banja Luka in winter, you’ll need to pack extra layers for cold weather.
When your Banja Luka flights land and you arrive in the city centre you’ll find the bus and train stations are located quite close to each other on an island that’s connected by buses and taxis. It’s a good idea to have some cash handy as it’s not possible to buy tickets with cards.
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What to eat in Banja Luka?
Ćevapi is one of the most popular dishes in Bosnia and consists of rolls of minced meat, grilled on coals. Usually eaten with bread called lepinja with a portion of raw onions, you’ll find Ćevapi on menus throughout Banja Luka.
For dessert you can look forward eastern inspired sweet treats such as honey halva, locum (similar to Turkish delight), and baklava.