16 days in Croatia & Hungary Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Hungary Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Porto, Portugal

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cavtat Old Town and City Harbor. War Photo Limited and STJEPKO ART will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Gradske Zidine, look for gifts at Tedi, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner

Porto, Portugal to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Split and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, steep yourself in history at Trogir Historic Site, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip maker website

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Split can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Port of Rovinj and then wander the streets of STARI GRAD. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the water at your own pace with Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana), then steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Pula Arena.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Rovinj in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Split in November, expect Rovinj to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana)
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
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 (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally stop by VINOTEKA VINTESA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Dolac Market, make a trip to Tkalciceva, wander the streets of Lower Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

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You can drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, Zagreb is little chillier than Rovinj - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Lower Town
Lower Town
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Terror and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

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Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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