24 days in Slovenia, Krakow & Hungary Itinerary

24 days in Slovenia, Krakow & Hungary Itinerary

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24 days in Slovenia, Krakow & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Shuttle:  26​h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Koper, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bovec, Slovenia
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Train + Bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Csongrad, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) and Pustolovski Park. Kids will enjoy Straza Bled and Golden Horn Fairyland. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) (in Bled) and Rakov Skocjan Valley (in Rakek). The adventure continues: get curious at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov, make a trip to Preseren Square, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Rakov Skocjan Valley, Golden Horn Fairyland, Vintgar Gorge
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

3
nights
Koper, Slovenia

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Family-friendly places like Svetilnik Beach and Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature Park Strunjan and Magical World of Shells Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, have fun and explore at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the waterfront at Port Piran, and explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves.

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Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Koper takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Koper: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Strunjan, Svetilnik Beach
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Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan

4
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps and Lake Jasna. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Virje Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Tromeja -Triple border & Zelenci Nature Reserve) and Planica Valley (in Ratece). There's still lots to do: hike along Slap Krampez and identify plant and animal life at Kozjak.

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Traveling by car from Koper to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in September, things will get little chillier in Bovec: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Kobarid
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kids will enjoy Gora Zborow - Jaskinia Gleboka w Podlesicach and Inwald Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mary's Basilica and GOjump Krakow-Mateczny Park Trampolin. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, don't miss a visit to Pilsudski's Mound, get your game on at Krakow Archery, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krakow online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bovec to Krakow. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Csongrad.

Things to do in Krakow

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Inwald Park, Gora Zborow - Jaskinia Gleboka w Podlesicach
Highlights from your plan
Inwald Park ©
Inwald Park

1
night
Csongrad, Hungary

Csongrad ©
Csongrád is a town in Csongrád County in southern Hungary.HistoryAt the time of the Hungarian Conquest the Maros Valley was under Bulgarian control. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Koros Torok Sandy Beach and then have fun at Mini Magyarorszag. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Bugac Pusta Kft and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Csongrad road trip planner .

You can drive from Krakow to Csongrad in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Krakow in October, you will find days in Csongrad are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Csongrad

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mini Magyarorszag, Beach, Bugac Puszta Kft
Highlights from your plan
Beach ©
Beach
Bugac Puszta Kft ©
Bugac Puszta Kft
Mini Magyarorszag ©
Mini Magyarorszag

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.
Bring the kids along to Hospital in the Rock and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and Nemzeti Botanikus Kert. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum), step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip maker .

Drive from Csongrad to Budapest in 2 hours. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Janoshegy ©
Janoshegy
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert

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