31 days in Italy, Hungary & Slovenia Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Tapolca, Hungary
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Budapest to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tapolca.
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Tapolca, Hungary — 1 night

Tapolca is a town in Veszprém county, Hungary, close to Lake Balaton. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): do a tasting at Nemeth Pince, make a trip to Szigliget Castle, then explore the activities along Malom Lake, and finally Head underground at Lake Cave.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tapolca trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Tapolca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tapolca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall, Lake Bohinj, &more) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, stroll through Bled Island, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tapolca to Bled by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec, Slovenia — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bovec sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia — 2 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 9th (Wed), Head underground at Postojna Cave, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally snap pictures at Solkan Bridge. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Perla Casino, take some stellar pictures from Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), then learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Stazione Transalpina.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica travel route site.

Getting from Bovec to Nova Gorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in August: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

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.
On the 11th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Venice in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to La Spezia.
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La Spezia, Italy — 3 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Venture out of the city with trips to Vernazza (Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia & Vernazza), Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, take in the views from Ponte Thaon di Revel, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, and wander the streets of Portovenere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia travel route planning site.

Getting from Venice to La Spezia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Piazza del Campo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, take a stroll through Trastevere, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Lupanar (in Pompeii), Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, stop by Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples road trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

See even more of Rome: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Hungary travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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