12 days in Hungary, Slovenia & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Hungary, Slovenia & Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Hungary, Slovenia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in September; daily highs in Budapest reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 29th (Tue), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then admire the striking features of Bled Island, and finally stroll through Straza Bled.

For more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bled takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice online visit planner .

You can drive from Bled to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bled in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 4th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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