17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

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17 days in Greece, Bulgaria & Bucharest Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  19​h
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5​h
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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, Bike The City and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at AFI Cotroceni.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bucharest planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. In June in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles 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.
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard.

Plan trip to Sofia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Sofia sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plovdiv trip builder app .

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Nightlife 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): explore the ancient world of Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, then Head underground at Corycian Cave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Delphi travel website .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Delphi sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arachova, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
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.
Head to Fish & Olive and Mythofor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm and Eggares Olive Press Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Mykonos Town side-trips: Chalkio (Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki & Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis) and Temple of Demeter (in Sangri). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fokos Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), stroll through Megali Ammos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

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 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chalkio, Mykonos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Ornos Beach, Eggares Olive Press Museum
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Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Fokos Beach ©
Fokos Beach
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments, stop by Replica, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, browse the exhibits of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then examine the collection at Cultural Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia vacation planning tool .

Drive from Mykonos Town to Oia in 6.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Oia are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Akrotiri, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Castelli of Pyrgos ©
Castelli of Pyrgos

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