12 days in Budapest, Prague & Vienna Itinerary

12 days in Budapest, Prague & Vienna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Budapest Pinball Museum and Miniversum Budapest. Museum-lovers will appreciate Holocaust Memorial Center and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, steep yourself in history at Citadel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Budapest, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Vlassky dvur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Italian Court. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Kutna Hora (St Barbara's Church & Corpus Christi Chapel). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Hradcany.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaisergruft and Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt and Melk Abbey. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Othmar unter den Weissgerbern, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and don't miss a visit to Peterskirche.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

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