5 days in Budapest, Austria & Prague Itinerary

5 days in Budapest, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night


Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), make a trip to Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest tour builder site.

Manchester, UK to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Heldenplatz, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.