21 days in Croatia, Greece & Budapest Itinerary

21 days in Croatia, Greece & Budapest Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  5 h
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Kamari, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, explore the activities along Danube River, tour on your own time with Scooter Budapest, and get outside with Skyward.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Budapest is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: highs in Budapest hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online holiday builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around Marjan Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Putalj Winery, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town, thenview the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, stop by Break Time, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, thenget engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online vacation planner.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring (in Loutra Elenis) and Rema ton Mylwn (in Corinth). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, stroll through Glyfada Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring, Glyfada Beach, Rema ton Mylwn
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Escape the urban bustle at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Get out of town with these interesting Kamari side-trips: Oia (Naval Maritime Museum & Oia Treasures Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kamari trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Athens to Kamari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Kamari are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kamari

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Pyrgos, Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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