9 days in Budapest, Prague & Vienna Itinerary

9 days in Budapest, Prague & Vienna Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights


Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Visit Buda Castle and Dohány Street Synagogue for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Budapest is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Budapest at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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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.
You've now added Prague Castle to your itinerary. Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague capture your imagination. Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague online journey planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.
Belvedere Palace has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then take an in-depth tour of Sisi Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and finally see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik Wien.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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