17 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

17 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, see Mystery Dinner, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava holiday tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

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, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27: