18 days in Greece, Romania & Bulgaria Itinerary

18 days in Greece, Romania & Bulgaria Itinerary

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18 days in Greece, Romania & Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  20​h
1
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  5​h
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, Paramania Paragliding Center and Casa Muresenilor.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brasov trip builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Brasov is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Brasov, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar
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Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar ©
Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar
Casa Muresenilor ©
Casa Muresenilor

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bike The City. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a spin around town with Bike The City and then browse the different shops at AFI Cotroceni.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bucharest online trip maker .

Take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Bike The City ©
Bike The City
AFI Cotroceni
AFI Cotroceni

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church and then take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sofia online road trip planner .

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

2
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Hisarja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveta Marina church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plovdiv trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church
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St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church ©
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church
Hisarja ©
Hisarja
Sveta Marina church ©
Sveta Marina church

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, enjoy the sand and surf at Potamos Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki visit app .

You can drive from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zeitenlik
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Zeitenlik ©
Zeitenlik
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
night
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, then explore the fascinating underground world of Corycian Cave, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Delphi itinerary planner .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arachova, Hosios Loukas
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Hosios Loukas ©
Hosios Loukas
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matoyianni Street and Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paraportiani Church and Portara. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Old Town (in Naxos Town) and Eggares Olive Press Museum (in Eggares). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ftelia Beach.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Delphi in June, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
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Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm ©
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 28th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, examine the collection at Cultural Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, browse the exhibits of Mnemossyne Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Epilekton, then view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oia day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 6.5 hours. In June in Oia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pyrgos
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Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Spas
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins

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