59 days in Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

59 days in Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 8 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Fertod, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 10 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 10 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 8 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 8 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.
You've added Dohány Street Synagogue, St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool, Vaci Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Appreciate the collections at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Hungarian National Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday planning app.

Atlanta, USA to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Budapest is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 83°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 20:

Eger, Hungary

— 2 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You've now added Bukk National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukk National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, and then explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eger trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Eger can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fertod.

Things to do in Eger

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Fertod, Hungary

— 2 nights
Fertőd is a town located in the Győr-Moson-Sopron county of Hungary, not far from Austria. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sumeg Castle, Arboretum Garden and Esterházy-kastély. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Garden. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Esterházy-kastély and then take an in-depth tour of Szechenyi Mansion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fertod itinerary planner.

Drive from Eger to Fertod in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Fertod

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Vienna, Austria

— 10 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 list of things to see and do now includes Concerts at the Mozarthaus, Stadtpark, Kaiserappartements, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

Discover how to plan a Vienna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fertod to Vienna in 1.5 hours. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Brno.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 3:

Brno, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zamek Buchlovice as well as Arion Fountain. Visit Zamek Lednice and Zamek Mikulov for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spilberk Castle and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brno: Holy Trinity Column (in Olomouc) and Svaty Kopecek v Mikulove (in Mikulov). There's more to do: get great views at Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brno trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Vienna to Brno by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brno can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 10 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Queen Anne's Summer Palace, Zofin Palace, Royal Garden, and other attractions you added. Jewish Museum in Prague and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Karlstejn to see Karlstejn Castle about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brno to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 17:

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.
Town Hall has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Former Fink Cafe. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Architecture and Craft and Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesky Krumlov: Treetop Walkway (in Lipno nad Vltavou), The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou) and Rozmberk Castle (in Rozmberk nad Vltavou). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov journey builder.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Salzburg, Austria

— 8 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Getreidegasse, DomQuartier Salzburg, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:

Hallstatt, Austria

— 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Treppelweg entlang der Traun as well as Stift Admont. Old Town and Parish of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Museum Hallstatt. Step out of Hallstatt with an excursion to Liechtensteinklamm in St Johann im Pongau--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, admire the landmark architecture of Siriuskogl, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hallstatt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 6 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've added Alpengarten Patscherkofel, Panorama and kaiserjager museum, Markthalle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Swarovski Kristallwelten and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg), Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach) and Burg Freundsberg (in Schwaz). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, stroll around Hofgarten, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

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. 

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.