31 days in Hungary, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Hungary, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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31 days in Hungary, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
4
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru, India

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Citadel. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Hősök tere will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Bengaluru to Budapest, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in October; daily highs in Budapest reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Mirogoj Cemetery and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Popular historic sites such as Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lower Town, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Predjama Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). Discover out-of-the-way places like Skocjan Caves and Vintgar Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Bled Castle & Lake Bled). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), and take in the views from Tromostovje.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana route planner .

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Predjama Castle, Skocjan Caves
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Port of Rovinj, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, contemplate the long history of Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach, then kick back and relax at Debeljak Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St. Thomas the Apostle.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Rovinj by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, Rovinj is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Premantura, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
STARI GRAD ©
STARI GRAD
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of St. Donat and Zadar Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cigrada Beach and Podvrske Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zadar: Bilotinjak Beach (in Zaton) and Jadro Beach (in Vir). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, snap pictures at Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, stroll through Punta Rozica beach, and don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar driving holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Zadar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murter, Nin, Bilotinjak Beach, Jadro Beach
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Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Old Split will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Trogir (Trogir Historic Site, Trogir Square, & more) and Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) (in Omis). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Split Gallery of Fine Arts, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and contemplate the long history of Nakic Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Split trip planner .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Trogir, Omis, Church Of St. Roch
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

4
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
We've included these beaches for you: Exotic Beach and Dubovica. Spanjola and Milna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Hvar with an excursion to Tomic Winery in Jelsa--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, stroll through Sveta Nedilja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit, and step off the mainland to explore Island Galesnik.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Hvar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Exotic Beach
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Visit Vela Przina Beach and Pupnatska Luca Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korcula Old City and House of Marco Polo. Take a break from Korcula Town with a short trip to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Orebic, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kula Svih Svetih, head outdoors with Freestyle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Korcula Old City
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Cemetery and Cavtat Old Town. Popular historic sites such as Lapad and Fort Lovrijenac are in your itinerary. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Pasjaca Beach in Popovici, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, get a taste of the local shopping with Samostan Sv.klare, take a stroll through Old Town, and take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik visit planning tool .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. October in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cavtat, Pasjaca Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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