11 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hundertwasserhaus. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, things will get cooler in Vienna: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the galleries of Devin Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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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 (Mon): steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: boost your wellbeing at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, make a trip to Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

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Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the striking features of Landhaushof, see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus, then make a trip to Hauptplatz, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, and finally don't miss a visit to Sporgasse. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Island in the Mur, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof, and finally admire the striking features of Kunsthaus Graz.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Graz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prague.
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

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Getting from Graz to Prague by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Prague when traveling from Graz in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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