32 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Czech Republic Itinerary

32 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Czech Republic Itinerary

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32 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls, United States
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Szilvasvarad, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tokaj, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Zvolen, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Turnov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Kvilda, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Frantiskovy Lazne, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Sioux Falls, United States

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle Hill and Liberty Statue. Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum), look for all kinds of wild species at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, and explore the activities along Danube River.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest vacation site .

Sioux Falls, USA to Budapest is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Budapest due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sioux Falls, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Szilvasvarad.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Szilvasvarad, Hungary

Szilvasvarad ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Szalajka Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle (Egri Var), examine the collection at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tarnaszentmaria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Szilvasvarad travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Szilvasvarad by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokaj.

Things to do in Szilvasvarad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eger, Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva
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Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva ©
Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva
Egri Road Beatles Museum ©
Egri Road Beatles Museum

2
nights
Tokaj, Hungary

Tokaj ©
Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, learn about winemaking at Dereszla Winery, then make a trip to Mad Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at Basilicus Wine Culture Center. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Wooden Church, don't miss a visit to Castle of Boldogko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Vizsoly, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Regec.

Make your Tokaj itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Szilvasvarad to Tokaj takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Strbske Pleso.

Things to do in Tokaj

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Church Vizsoly, Castle of Boldogko, Tokaj Wine Region, Basilicus Wine Culture Center, Old Wooden Church
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Church Vizsoly ©
Church Vizsoly
Castle of Regec ©
Castle of Regec
Castle of Boldogko ©
Castle of Boldogko

3
nights
Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

Strbske Pleso ©
Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Explore hidden gems such as Strbske Pleso Lake and Slovak Wildlife Society. The Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology and Ski Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Strbske Pleso to go to Terchova and see Vratna dolina, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strbske Pleso online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Tokaj to Strbske Pleso takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zvolen.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterfall Skok, Slovak Wildlife Society, All Saints Church, Ski Museum, Koprovsky stit
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Strbske Pleso Lake ©
Strbske Pleso Lake
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Vratna dolina ©
Vratna dolina

2
nights
Zvolen, Slovakia

Zvolen ©
Zvolen is a town in central Slovakia, situated on the confluence of Hron and Slatina rivers, close to Banská Bystrica. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Borova Hora, see the interesting displays at NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hronsek Wooden Church. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Velka Fatra national park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zvolen trip planner .

You can drive from Strbske Pleso to Zvolen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turnov.

Things to do in Zvolen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hronsek Wooden Church, NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals, Velka Fatra national park
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Arboretum Borova Hora ©
Arboretum Borova Hora
Hronsek Wooden Church ©
Hronsek Wooden Church
NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals ©
NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals

1
night
Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Liberty Square, then examine the collection at Brno Technical Museum, and then Head underground at Moravian Karst. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, contemplate the long history of Spilberk Castle, get a sense of history and politics at 10-Z Bunker, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Pernstejn Castle.

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You can drive from Zvolen to Brno in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turnov.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Moravian Karst, Pernstejn Castle
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Pernstejn Castle ©
Pernstejn Castle
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
Spilberk Castle ©
Spilberk Castle

2
nights
Turnov, Czech Republic

Turnov ©
Turnov is a town on the Jizera river in the northern Czech Republic. Krkonosske muzeum v Jilemnici and Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor will appeal to museum buffs. Visit St Bartholomew's Church and Frydstejn Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Letecke muzeum MetodEje Vlacha (in Mlada Boleslav), Muzeum vyroby hracek (in Albrechtice v Jizerskych) and Loreta Rumburk (in Rumburk). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Czech Paradise, examine the collection at Dum Jany a Josefa V. Scheybalovych, and explore the historical opulence of Hrad Drabske svEtnicky.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turnov trip website .

You can drive from Brno to Turnov in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Turnov

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chram sv. BartolomEje, Hrad Drabske svEtnicky, Loreta Rumburk, Letecke muzeum MetodEje Vlacha, Krkonosske muzeum v Jilemnici
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Krkonosske muzeum v Jilemnici ©
Krkonosske muzeum v Jilemnici
Frydstejn Castle ©
Frydstejn Castle
Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor ©
Sklarske Muzeum Novy Bor

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Devil's Channel and Medvedarium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, look for all kinds of wild species at Kralovska Obora-Stromovka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Turnov to Prague takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ceske Budejovice.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

MedvEdarium
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

3
nights
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Ceske Budejovice ©
Founded eight centuries ago, Ceske Budejovice sits on the confluence of the Vltava and Malse Rivers, enticing visitors with medieval architectural landmarks that include one of the largest town squares in Europe.
Visit Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Cesky Krumlov Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Veteran Muzeum and Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu. Change things up with these side-trips from Ceske Budejovice: Cesky Krumlov (Muzeum obchodu Cesky Krumlov, Czech Marionettes Museum, & more), Statni Hrad Landstejn (in Slavonice) and Klášter Zlatá Koruna (in Zlata Koruna). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of The State Chateau of Hluboká and contemplate the long history of Black Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ceske Budejovice trip builder .

Getting from Prague to Ceske Budejovice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kvilda.

Things to do in Ceske Budejovice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cesky Krumlov, Veteran Muzeum, The State Chateau of Hluboká, Statni Hrad Landstejn, Black Tower
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

2
nights
Kvilda, Czech Republic

Kvilda ©
Kvilda is a village in Prachatice District, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. On the 28th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Prachaticke Muzeum, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Ceske Loutky a Cirkusu, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Nicholas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Visitor Center Kvilda - deer and rye range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of historical motorcycles Kasperske Hory, then see the interesting displays at Sklarna Annin, and then delve into the distant past at Castle Rabi.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kvilda driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ceske Budejovice to Kvilda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kvilda are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Frantiskovy Lazne.

Things to do in Kvilda

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Prachatice, Castle Rabi, The Church of St. Nicholas, Sklarna Annin, Museum of historical motorcycles Kasperske Hory
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Sklarna Annin ©
Sklarna Annin
Castle Rabi ©
Castle Rabi
Prachaticke Muzeum ©
Prachaticke Muzeum

2
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Frantiskovy Lazne, Czech Republic

Frantiskovy Lazne ©
Františkovy Lázně is a spa town in Cheb District of Karlovy Vary Region, in the Czech Republic. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tepla Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Naucna stezka Kladska, and then don't miss a visit to Socha Frantiska. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle Loket, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church, then take an in-depth tour of Karlovy Vary Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Moser Glass Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frantiskovy Lazne day trip website .

You can drive from Kvilda to Frantiskovy Lazne in 3 hours. September in Frantiskovy Lazne sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frantiskovy Lazne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Karlovy Vary, Loket, Naucna stezka Kladska, Tepla Monastery
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Castle Loket ©
Castle Loket
Church ©
Church
Moser ©
Moser

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