19 days in Greece, Croatia & Budapest Itinerary

19 days in Greece, Croatia & Budapest Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest travel website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Budapest. In August, Budapest is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online journey planner.

Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Zagreb are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Pula, Croatia

— 2 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of National Park Brijuni.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pula day trip app.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Zagreb in August, Pula is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Nature

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Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Split and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip maker app.

You can fly from Pula to Split in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, stop by Vena D' Arte, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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You can fly from Split to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Split in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Paros, Greece

— 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Piso Aliki Beach, contemplate the long history of Lefkes, enjoy the sand and surf at Kolymbithres Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paros road trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Paros in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paros, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Oia, Greece

— 1 night
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Oia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.