8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  4​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Katedrala Svateho Vita, Havel's Market, Prasna brana, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Tue), wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, hunt for treasures at Havel's Market, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, then walk around Petrin Park, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, don't miss a visit to Golden Lane, then walk around Letna Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague itinerary maker app .

Beirut, Lebanon to Prague is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Prague due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Beirut in September; daily highs in Prague reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schmetterlinghaus, Vienna Naschmarkt, Prater, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, make a trip to Graben and Kohlmarkt, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then see the interesting displays at Clock Museum (Uhrenmuseum), then find something for the whole family at Prater, and finally stroll around Stadtpark. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, make a trip to Palmenhaus Schoenbrunn, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then examine the collection at Schmetterlinghaus, and finally explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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've now added Grassalkovich Palota to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Grassalkovich Palota, then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bratislava trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Budapest.

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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Grassalkovich Palota ©
Grassalkovich Palota

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Central Market Hall, Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz), Vaci Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadel, then see the grandeur of opera at Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz), then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip app .

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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