Budapest to Rome

02/21/2020 through 09/25/2021
02/21/2020 through 09/28/2021
Intrepid Travel

Budapest to Rome

Grand standing capitals and quaint seaside villages, hidden mountain hamlets and a city set on water – Eastern Europe flaunts a pretty impressive display of attractions. Discover the best of this entrancing region, plus a whole host of its lesser-known spots, making your way down from Hungary through the Balkans and east over to Italy. Encounter the up-and-coming vibes of once war-ravaged Sarajevo, fall in love with the popular Dubrovnik, kick into adventure mode in Ljubljana and feast until your tastebuds are content in Italy. Get expert local guidance and travel with a small group of likeminded travellers on this exciting 26-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. 

Activities

  • Sarajevo – Burek Snack in Bascarsija
  • Plitvice Lakes – National Park Visit
  • Plitvice Lakes – Picnic
  • Cinque Terre – Day Trip, including Cinque Terre Pass

Highlights

  • Learn about the dark history and rebuilding of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, then visit Mostar’s famous Old Bridge and – if you’re lucky – witness a traditional bridge jumper hurl themselves into the icy waters below.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time at your own pace to discover the communist past and progressive present of Budapest – the Pearl of the Danube.
  • Explore the streets, medieval buildings and restored castle of Ljubljana’s charming Old Town on foot. Your local leader will know all of the hotspots, plus the best cafes for a coffee break.
  • Explore rocky coastal pathways and pastel-coloured villages with a Cinque Terre day pass, which allows you to hike at your leisure and use the coast’s public transport.
  • Spend two days in Florence, a city known for its beauty and rustic Tuscan cuisine, and choose to discover the cities culinary traditions on optional food excursions.

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Belgrade
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Day 4 Belgrade
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Day 5 Sarajevo
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Day 6 Sarajevo
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Day 7 Mostar / Kotor
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Day 8 Kotor
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Day 9 Dubrovnik
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Day 10 Dubrovnik
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Day 11 Dubrovnik
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Day 12 Split
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Day 13 Split
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Day 14 Plitvice Lakes National Park / Zagreb
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Day 15 Zagreb
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Day 16 Ljubljana
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Day 17 Ljubljana
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Day 18 Venice
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Day 19 Venice
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Day 20 Venice
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Day 21 La Spezia
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Day 22 Cinque Terre / La Spezia
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Day 23 Florence
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Day 24 Florence
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Day 25 Rome
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Day 26 Rome
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