28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

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.
Silverline Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are in your itinerary. Head to Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head outdoors with City Park Városliget, and contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Muscat, Oman to Budapest is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Budapest, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in June, with highs in Budapest at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bucharest.
Spas · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Bucharest, Romania — 4 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Stavropoleos Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and Muzeul Karanului Roman. Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Mohos Peat-Bog in Baile Tusnad, about 3h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the local landmark of Fantana Miorita - Miorita Fountain, and make a trip to Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest trip website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sofia.
Shopping · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 4 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rila Monastery and Vitosha Boulevard. Take a break from the city and head to Vitosha Mountain and Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges. Take a break from Sofia with a short trip to Borovets Ski Resort in Borovets, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, look for gifts at Gifted Sofia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sofia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Belgrade.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trips
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Belgrade, Serbia — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): visit Skadarlija, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, and then kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belgrade route tool.

You can fly from Sofia to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Belgrade is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sarajevo.
Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bascarsija and Ferhadija Pedestrian Street. On the 16th (Sat), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's more to do: shop like a local with W Market Epicerie Fine and sample the tasty concoctions at Sarajevska Pivara.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip maker website.

Getting from Belgrade to Sarajevo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. You will leave for Split on the 18th (Mon).
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Diocletian's Palace and Spanish Fortress for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Franciscan Monastery and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Dubovica Beach (in Zarace) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Riva Harbor, stroll through Marjan Park, stop by Filigran Split, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Split trip website.

Drive from Sarajevo to Split in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of the city life by going to Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bled. Head to Old Town Souvenirs and Agent Panda Concept Storefor some retail therapy. When in Ljubljana, make a side trip to see Bled Castle in Bled, approximately Bled away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, stop by La Chocolate Chocolate Store, browse the different shops at Skusek Jewelry / handmade silver and gold, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Ljubljana by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in June, expect Ljubljana to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

On the 26th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, then pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to home.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Romania travel guide

4.2
Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Croatia travel guide

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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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.