8 days in Budapest, Zagreb & Bled Itinerary

8 days in Budapest, Zagreb & Bled Itinerary

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8 days in Budapest, Zagreb & Bled Itinerary

Munich, Germany
train:  7​h 15​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Munich, Germany

3
days
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.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, spas, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, snap pictures at Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Munich in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Shopping
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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas

2
days
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 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, appreciate the history behind Ban Josip Jelacic Monument, then enjoy breathtaking views from Zagreb 360° - Zagreb Eye, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jelacic Square (Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Zagreb sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Zagreb

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
days
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Bled. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Tromostovje and then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bled travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bled, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bled

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ljubljana
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tromostovje ©
Tromostovje

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