8 days in Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

8 days in Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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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.
Visiting St. George Forest (Svatojirsky les) and Cayman Travel will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobkowicz Palace and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ludmila, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

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Tirana, Albania to Prague is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tirana in December, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, then contemplate the long history of Minorite Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Latran houses.

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Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, head off the coast to Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), and then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

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You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.