20 days in Central Hungary & Croatian Coast Itinerary

20 days in Central Hungary & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, boost your wellbeing at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Budapest is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Budapest. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Rovinj.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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Rovinj, Croatia

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pula Arena and Port of Rovinj. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Glavani Park (in Barban) and Porec Old Town (in Porec). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovinj trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Budapest to Rovinj in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Glass, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then delve into the distant past at Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), then make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Zadar trip planning website.

You can fly from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Zadar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Historic City of Trogir about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic and examine the collection at Live Museum Split.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in July since evenings lows in Split dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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Hvar, Croatia

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franciscan Monastery and Spanish Fortress. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, and stroll through Dubovica Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Dubrovnik City Walls and Rector's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Central Hungary travel guide

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Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Home to many of the country's main attractions, Central Hungary offers a multitude of educational attractions like museums and exhibitions. The region also draws tourists for its cultural attractions like opera houses and galleries, as well as its architectural sights, including basilicas, churches, and bridges. Pest County, the only county within this region, contains the country's capital and most of the other tourist areas in the nation. For those looking to experience the natural surroundings of Hungary, the Pilis Mountains offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking.