9 days in Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest Itinerary

9 days in Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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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: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip app.

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, and then take in the views from Stary most. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, make a trip to Frantiskanske namestie, then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and finally don't miss a visit to Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bratislava road trip site.

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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