18 days in Croatia, Eger & Budapest Itinerary

18 days in Croatia, Eger & Budapest Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cheap Dubrovnik Tours, Dubrovnik Adventures and Sipan. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take a stroll through Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour planner.

Columbus, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Columbus in December, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 55°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cheap Dubrovnik Tours ©
Cheap Dubrovnik Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

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

Drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Split can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). When in Rijeka, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Buzet, approximately Buzet away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, admire the landmark architecture of Mrtvi kanal i Palaca Adamic, steep yourself in history at Stube Petra Kruzica, and step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rijeka day trip site.

Drive from Split to Rijeka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Split in December, plan for little chillier days in Rijeka, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Food Tours
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rijeka in December, with highs in Zagreb at 44°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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Eger, Hungary

Eger ©

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Get out of town with these interesting Eger side-trips: Lillafured (in Miskolc) and Lillafured (St. Stephen Stalactite Cave & Hanging Gardens of Lillafured). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, examine the collection at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Egerszalók Medical- and Thermal Bath.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eger online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zagreb to Eger by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zagreb in January: highs in Eger hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square
Egri Road Beatles Museum ©
Egri Road Beatles Museum

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online travel planner.

You can drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 25°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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