15 days in Hungary, Timisoara & Slovenia Itinerary

15 days in Hungary, Timisoara & Slovenia Itinerary

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15 days in Hungary, Timisoara & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Drive:  7 h
1
Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
2
Balatonfured, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Piran, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Heviz, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
End: Bucharest, Romania

1
night
Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara ©
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll around Central Park, then appreciate the history behind Timisoara Historical Center, and then make a trip to Piata Victoriei.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Timisoara trip site .

Bucharest to Timisoara is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center

1
night
Balatonfured, Hungary

Balatonfured ©
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bences Apatsag and then head outdoors with Tagore Promenade.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Balatonfured trip builder site .

Drive from Timisoara to Balatonfured in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Timisoara to Balatonfured, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Timisoara in August, plan for little chillier days in Balatonfured, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Bences Apatsag
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Annagora Aquapark ©
Annagora Aquapark
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade
Bences Apatsag ©
Bences Apatsag

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Go for a jaunt from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero to see Lake Bohinj about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Vintgar Gorge, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bled online journey planner .

Getting from Balatonfured to Bled by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Balatonfured in August, Bled is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

3
nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature Park Strunjan and Magical World of Shells Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Piran: Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Skocjan Caves (in Skocjan). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Piran trip app .

Traveling by car from Bled to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, Piran is a bit warmer than Bled - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Koper, Portoroz Beach, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Lipica Stud Farm, Nature Park Strunjan
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Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave and then get to know the resident critters at ZOO Ljubljana. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Piran in September, things will get little chillier in Ljubljana: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
ZOO Ljubljana ©
ZOO Ljubljana
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

1
night
Heviz, Hungary

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton, boost your wellbeing at Thermal Lake of Heviz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle, step into the grandiose world of Szigliget Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Mary Magdalene church in Egregy.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Heviz visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Heviz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Heviz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Heviz

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Szigliget Castle, Lake Balaton, Sumeg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Holy Spirit Catholic Church ©
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton

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Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): have fun at Blue Line - The Shooting Range, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Carpat Zoo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bega River, and finally make a trip to Unirii Square. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parcul Rozelor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Timisoara trip builder .

Drive from Heviz to Timisoara in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Carpat Zoo ©
Carpat Zoo
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square

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