18 days in Italy, Croatia & Budapest Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Croatia & Budapest Itinerary

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Split, Croatia
— 1 day
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Ancona, Italy
— 1 night
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights


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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Split visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Split at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and then stop by Vinoteka Vintesa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online visit planner.

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Split in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Vinoteka Vintesa ©
Vinoteka Vintesa

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey maker site.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ancona.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

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Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche, admire the striking features of Palazzo del Senato, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ancona trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ancona takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daytime highs in Ancona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Ancona

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche
Cattedrale San Ciriaco ©
Cattedrale San Ciriaco
Museo Diocesano ©
Museo Diocesano

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 27th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Siena itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ancona to Siena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Siena, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome online road trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento route builder website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sorrento are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Sorrento

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Sorrento to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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