17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
3
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
5
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
7
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Bike The City. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at AFI Cotroceni.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest online trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bucharest, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Bucharest are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Highlights from your plan
AFI Cotroceni
AFI Cotroceni
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sofia trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

2
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plovdiv visit planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balabanov House ©
Balabanov House
Sveta Marina church ©
Sveta Marina church
Icon Gallery - City Art Gallery ©
Icon Gallery - City Art Gallery

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours

1
night
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Delphi online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
Highlights from your plan
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm and Fish & Olive. We've included these beaches for you: Agia Anna Beach and Ornos Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Chalkio (Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis & Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki) and Naos tou Apollona - Portara (in Naxos Town). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town visit planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Mykonos Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in June: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 69°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Chalkio, Ornos Beach, Agia Anna Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Church of Agia Irini
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm ©
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm

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nights
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and Castelli of Pyrgos. Do your shopping at Mnemossyne Gallery and Oria Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Venetsanos Winery in Megalochori (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oia travel app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oia

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Spas, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Castelli of Pyrgos ©
Castelli of Pyrgos

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