46 days in Bulgaria, Croatia & Czech Republic Itinerary

46 days in Bulgaria, Croatia & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rila, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 8 nights
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Sunny Beach is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Action Aquapark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Church, explore the ancient world of Nessebar, and get outside with Karting Sunny Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sunny Beach trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Sunny Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Sunny Beach is 1 hour. In September, Sunny Beach is somewhat warmer than Oslo - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Rila.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Baths

Side Trip

Rila, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Rila National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Musala Peak, and identify plant and animal life at Dancing Bears Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rila road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Rila takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Sunny Beach in September, Rila is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rila

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 9th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Dedicate the 10th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rila to Dubrovnik. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rila in September since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 5 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at Korcula Explorer, get all the equipment you need at Freestyle, get outside with Badija, and make a trip to Korcula Town Walls.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Hvar, Croatia

— 6 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 19th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Spanish Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Bol, Croatia

— 4 nights
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Explore Bol's surroundings by going to SKIPER - Exclusive Boat Tours (in Supetar), Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol, step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac, and see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bol trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 28th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split road trip app.

Getting from Bol to Split by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Sibenik, Croatia

— 2 nights
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Archipelago Tours, stroll through Sokolarski Raptor Centre, and then stop by Pirate's Candy Ship.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sibenik vacation planner.

Getting from Split to Sibenik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sibenik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Milino, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, then explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Great Cascades.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Rovinj, Croatia

— 3 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Explore Rovinj's surroundings by going to Pula (Pula Arena & Arco dei Sergi) and Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Stupica Excursions, wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovinj driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Rovinj are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rovinj

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 8 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
When in Prague, make a side trip to see Old Town Square Novy Jicin in Novy Jicin, approximately Novy Jicin away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Prague in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rovinj in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.