19 days in Romania, Hungary & Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Romania, Hungary & Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Romania, Hungary & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
2
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru, India

1
day
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", tour the pleasant surroundings at Herăstrău Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Bucharest is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bucharest, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 15th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, then have fun at Season Hill, and then have some family-friendly fun at Quad Team Building. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then make a trip to Council Square, then explore the galleries of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brasov trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel, Peles Castle
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Season Hill ©
Season Hill

2
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Budapest in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasov to Budapest is minus 1 hour. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Eger, Hungary

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Dobo Square, step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle (Egri Var), then learn about winemaking at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, then Head underground at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nagy-Eged Mountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Eger trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Eger, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Eger

Nature Parks Wineries
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Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then look for gifts at Kredenca Zagreb, then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner .

You can drive from Eger to Zagreb in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then choose your vessel at Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Split trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Split is a bit warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Ilirio's Hvar Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
On the 28th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Dedicate the 29th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the water at your own pace with Dubrovnik Daily Sailing, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Speed Boats Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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