8 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

8 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Maria Am Gestade and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo and then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in September; daily highs in Vienna reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Albertinum, make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dresden trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11: