17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  19 h
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
5
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  10 h 30 min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
7
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

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 Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Bike The City. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at AFI Cotroceni.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest online trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bucharest, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Bucharest are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
AFI Cotroceni
AFI Cotroceni

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sofia trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

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.
For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plovdiv visit planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Plovdiv can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Balabanov House ©
Balabanov House
Sveta Marina church ©
Sveta Marina church
Icon Gallery - City Art Gallery ©
Icon Gallery - City Art Gallery

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki takes 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. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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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 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Delphi online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
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Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm and Spas. Do your shopping at Fish & Olive and The Corner Jewellery Market. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Portara (in Naxos Town) and Chalkio (Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis & Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Mykonos Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Delphi in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chalkio, Portara, Church of Agia Irini, Agia Anna Beach, Ornos Beach
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Spas
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm ©
Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and Castelli of Pyrgos. Do your shopping at Mnemossyne Gallery and Replica. Venture out of the city with trips to Venetsanos Winery (in Megalochori) and Cultural Village (in Pyrgos). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Oria Gallery, and explore the galleries of Oia Treasures Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oia travel app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Venetsanos Winery, Spas
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Spas
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Castelli of Pyrgos ©
Castelli of Pyrgos

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