9 days in Slovakia, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Dubai


Bratislava, Slovakia — 4 nights

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.
Bratislava is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the ancient world of Medieval City Walls, browse the different shops at Eurovea Galleria, and get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava online journey planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bratislava is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Bratislava is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Bratislava hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Vienna.
Museums · Tours · Spas · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
On the 24th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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 26th (Sun), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online itinerary planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town and then pause for some photo ops at Cumil.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava day trip app.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Slovakia travel guide

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.