8 days in Budapest, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights


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.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Corvin Mozi, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then test the waters at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

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New York City, USA to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Budapest is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Prague.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally visit Lesser Town. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games
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