12 days in Slovakia & Budapest Itinerary

12 days in Slovakia & Budapest Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devin Castle and Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Let the collections at Bibiana, International House of Art for Children and Period Rooms Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Bratislava to Dunajska Streda to see Thermalpark Dunajska Streda about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Michalska Brana, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Unborn Children, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava online attractions planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Bratislava is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks
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Budapest, Hungary — 9 nights

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 Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Nagyvillam Ski Slope and Cold War Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Esztergom (Balassa Balint Museum, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, &more), Visegrad (Matyas Kiraly Museum & Zugfozde Palinka Museum) and Szentendre (Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) & Serbian Orthodox Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, stroll through Sas Hill Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and immerse yourself in nature at Nemzeti Botanikus Kert.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.