15 days in Budapest, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

15 days in Budapest, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 11 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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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 4th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest tour itinerary planning website.

Vienna, Austria to Budapest is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas

Vienna, Austria

— 11 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Step out of Vienna with an excursion to Melk Abbey in Melk--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then catch a live performance at Rudolfinum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Prague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife