16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe 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

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 Danube River. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, choose your vessel at Portum Lines, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder app.

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. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bratislava.
Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 day

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.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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 Allander Tropfsteinhohle. Get outdoors at Hohe Wand Wiese and Weinweg Langenlois. Step out of Vienna to go to Joching and see Wachau Valley, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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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 Former Fink Cafe. Get in touch with nature at Ski Areal Lipno nad Vltavou and Carp Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cesky Krumlov: The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou), Church/Temple of the Sacrifice of the Virgin Mary (in Ceske Budejovice) and Svet Lake (in Trebon). 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.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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