16 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

16 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Margaret Island and Portum Lines. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the activities along Danube River, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, and take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Budapest is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Budapest reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 day

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 19th (Mon), stop by Bratislava Old Town, don't miss a visit to Kapitulska Street, and then have fun at Bratislava Shooting Club.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava online attractions planner.

Drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Albertina and Rathaus. Get outdoors at Hohe Wand Wiese and Wachau Valley. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Weinweg Langenlois (in Langenlois) and Allander Tropfsteinhohle (in Alland). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Ski Areal Lipno nad Vltavou. Get in touch with nature at Carp Lake and Svet Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesky Krumlov: Church/Temple of the Sacrifice of the Virgin Mary (in Ceske Budejovice) and The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, see the interesting displays at Museum of Architecture and Craft, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Diana Lookout Tower and Svatosske skaly. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lobkowicz Palace and Church of Our Lady before Tyn. Venture out of the city with trips to Karlovy Vary (Hot Spring Colonnade & Vyhlidka Karla IV). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and listen to music at Rudolfinum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Prague holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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