8 days in Croatia, Budapest & Lake Balaton Itinerary

8 days in Croatia, Budapest & Lake Balaton Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Veszprem, Hungary
— 1 day
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Omis, Croatia
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest route maker tool.

Krakow, Poland to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Veszprem.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Veszprem, Hungary

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Veszprem online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Veszprem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral

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Zagreb, Croatia

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 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Veszprem to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Veszprem in September, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Walking tours
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip site.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Omis.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Omis, Croatia

Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omis: Food Tours (in Hvar) and St. Nikole Church (in Baska Voda). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Rata Beach, head outdoors with Zipline, and explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon.

Before you visit Omis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Omis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Omis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omis

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Brela, Food Tours, St. Nikole Church
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River Rafting & Tubing
Food Tours
Zipline ©
Zipline

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