15 days in Central Hungary, Ukraine & Sweden Itinerary

15 days in Central Hungary, Ukraine & Sweden Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Budapest is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lviv.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Lviv, Ukraine

— 1 night

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Lviv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Lviv due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Budapest in August since evenings lows in Lviv dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 4 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stockholm tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Stockholm by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in September, you will find days in Stockholm are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Central Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Home to many of the country's main attractions, Central Hungary offers a multitude of educational attractions like museums and exhibitions. The region also draws tourists for its cultural attractions like opera houses and galleries, as well as its architectural sights, including basilicas, churches, and bridges. Pest County, the only county within this region, contains the country's capital and most of the other tourist areas in the nation. For those looking to experience the natural surroundings of Hungary, the Pilis Mountains offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.