16 days in Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

16 days in Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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16 days in Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Lesser Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like StaromEstske namEsti and Katedrala Svateho Vita. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: Kutna Hora (St Barbara's Church & Ossuary / The Cemetery Church). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Prague is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Prague. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get colder in Prague: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, explore the historical opulence of Rozmberk Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schwarzenberska Hrobka, and finally contemplate the long history of Holasovice.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Holasovice, Schwarzenberska Hrobka, Rozmberk Castle
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Rozmberk Castle ©
Rozmberk Castle

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Salzburg Cathedral and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads (in Kramsach), Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach (in Alpbach) and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach, Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Basilika St. Michael
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Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Ringstrasse. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna online holiday planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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