8 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

8 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Václav Havel Airport Prague, Brno-Tuřany Airport and Ostrava Leos Janáček Airport. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, make a trip to St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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