12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sofia online road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Sofia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Sofia reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Herăstrău Park, thencontemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, thenget a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Bucharest Party ON.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Bucharest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Nightlife Tours
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Fly from Bucharest to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the engaging exhibits at Hellenic Children's Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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