58 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

58 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Zagreb
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Toompea Hill and Kadriorg Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. Get out of town with these interesting Tallinn side-trips: Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo), Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse) and Rakvere Castle (in Rakvere). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, view the masterpieces at The Little Red House Design Store, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Legends, and take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tallinn tour planner.

London, UK to Tallinn is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect Tallinn to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

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Riga, Latvia

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, explore the world behind art at Romans Suta and Aleksandra BeLcova Museum, then examine the collection at The World of Hat Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, get engrossed in the history at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, then admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riga holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in March, Riga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gediminas Castle Tower and Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomic KGB Bunker and Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Kaunas (St. Gertrude's Church & Ninth Fort). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, take in the exciting artwork at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, and examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

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Gdansk, Poland

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Step off the beaten path and head to Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and Carthusian Church Monastery. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Church and Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Explore Gdansk's surroundings by going to Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo) and St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) (in Elblag). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), visit a coastal fixture at North Harbor Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Vilnius to Gdansk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vilnius to Gdansk, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Herbst Palace Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Treblinka Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, view the masterpieces at Kordegarda, fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Lost Souls Alley. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, examine the collection at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), get curious at HistoryLand, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Krakow online holiday planner.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Art Collections Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Coltea.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Krakow in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bucharest: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rila Monastery and Temple Sveti Nikolay. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex. Go for a jaunt from Sofia to Borovets to see Horseback Riding Tours about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nina, steep yourself in history at Park "Kambanite", and learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia sightseeing site.

Fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, step into the grandiose world of Preza Castle, explore the historical opulence of Petrela Castle, then examine the collection at Bektashi World Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tirana day trip planning website.

Drive from Sofia to Tirana in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in March; daily highs in Tirana reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church, then get great views at Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, then contemplate the long history of Kampana Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blažena Ozana.

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You can drive from Tirana to Kotor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March in Kotor, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about all things military at Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Petka's Chapel, then have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Belgrade, and finally contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Smederevo Fortress, then contemplate the long history of The National Assembly, and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

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Fly from Kotor to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kotor in March: highs in Belgrade hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum uja and Live Museum Split. Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Knin Fortress. Take a break from Split with a short trip to Spilja Vranjaca in Kotlenice, about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

You can fly from Belgrade to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ethno Museum Barilo and Sveti Mihovil. Get some cultural insight at Bags by Kristina and Monastery of Our Lady of Andela. Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member (in Orebic). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Freestyle, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Ride a ferry from Split to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Dvor Veliki Tabor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zeleni Vir and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zagreb: Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina), Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan) and Plitvice Lakes National Park (in Plitvice Lakes National Park). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Tortureum - Museum of Torture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marija Bistrica Church, steep yourself in history at Staro selo museum, and examine the collection at Zagreb City Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Korcula Town to Zagreb in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Korcula Town in April, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

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Postojna, Slovenia

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Postojna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Postojna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zagreb in April: highs in Postojna hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Margaret Island and Intersport Ski Arena Epleny, Bike Arena. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Miniversum Budapest. Go for a jaunt from Budapest to Esztergom to see Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning site.

You can drive from Postojna to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

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Bratislava, Slovakia

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 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Cerveny Kamen Castle, admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, identify plant and animal life at Oasis Siberian tiger, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermalpark Dunajska Streda.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Bratislava sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna journey planning app.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. You'll explore and learn at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Powder Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou), Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin) and St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Diana Lookout Tower, and see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Slovenia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
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.