Sarajevo is the Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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North towards Mrkonjic-Grad or Banja Luka, Croatia (Osijek), Hungary
To hitch north take tram #3 towards the southern outskirts of the town Ilidza. The road north is marked with a sign towards Mostar and Zenica. Show the tram driver Zenica on a map and he'll tell you which stop to get off on. You'll see an overpass that looks like a freeway on-ramp. Get up on that road and then walk north about 1km past a grocery store on the right. That will get you past much of the inner-city traffic and to places with more open area for cars to stop.
Bus #23 to the last stop, Rajlovac. It gets you on the main road out of town, too, but a bit more north than tram #3. You then nearly don't have to walk.
From downtown, take bus 21 to the last stop, in Vogosca. From there, continue walking a few minutes on the road until you reach a bridge. This is where the road M18 to Tuzla and motorway A1 to Zenica split. You can thumb easily to either direction. To hitch on the highway, I recommend walking a few more minutes to reach the toll station
From the city centre, take tram three in the direction Ilidza. After about 15 minutes, get off at the stop right after a small group of petrol stations located to your left and right. There is a bus stop here where you can stop a car, and as it is just after a stoplight cars will not be going very fast. Because of the large amount of suburban traffic, using a sign is recommended.
Take the tram to Ilidža and go until the last stop. From there every 30-50 min you can take a bus to Hadžići direction. Then everything depends from your hitchhiking passion and the bus routes You can leave your bus at Hadžići and hitchhike along M17/E73 towards A1 and then towards Mostar. Otherwise if bus is going to Tarčin, you can go by bus as much as you can, pass Tarčin and leave the bus on the road near Donja Raselica. So you will meet no suburban Sarajevo traffic. There will be the way to Mostar.
East towards Serbia
To go east take the tram to Baščaršija and you will see the road which seems to go into the hills along the river. Before the river makes a sharp turn right, is a nice spot opposite a petrol station and the Haris Youthhostel on Bentbaša Street 11
Southeast toward Montenegro
Walk from Bačaršija to the street Garaplina that goes uphill. At the end of Garaplina, there will be a traffic light. This is the intersection with Mladih Muslimana street, which is leaving the city in the direction of Montenegro. Hitch at the traffic light or from the petrol station 50 m further down the road.
Go in the direction Trnovo and Foća, avoid Goražde because there is not much traffic there. At border with Montenegro on Hum crossing there are not many cars, but you can catch ride there and road to border is very bad, full of holes.
If you want to go direction Trnovo and Foća from Bačaršija you can take the tram #3, #4 or #6 (you can take this tram illegaly for free) towards the southern outskirts of the town Ilidza, and you go out in Stup. Climb to the big road crossing the avenue and you follow it to the right (M18 direction Foća, South). After few meters the road has only one lane in each direction. There are some wide parts of the road good for hicthhiking, but a bit later there is a petrol station where you can ask the drivers, if you prefer.