An optimum season to plan a visit to Sarajevo is considered to be a period from May to September as during these months the weather is the most favorable for city exploration and sightseeing. Rainfalls are rather rare so tourists should not worry about bad weather interrupting the program and plans for vacation.
To show respect to local folks tourists are recommended to learn several phrases in Bosnian as this language is the most widely spoken in the city. One third of local residents give preference to speaking Serbian meanwhile a major part of locals speaks Croatian as their master language.
In communication with locals tourists are not recommended to touch upon the political order domain as well as to criticize inter-ethnic relations and multiculturalism. Local folks are rather hearty and welcoming people being ready to help and assist tourists. However city guests should observe local traditions.
Central streets of the city are safe for walking even in the late evening meanwhile the remote areas of the city should better be explored with a guide. Tourists should keep to the basics of safety rules and keep an eye on private things in crowded public areas.
An optimum way to pay for goods and services is national currency. Many restaurants and shops accept Croatian kuna currency. Currency should be exchanged only in banks and in specialized currency exchange offices meanwhile the services rendered by individuals should better be avoided.