9 days in Budapest, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

9 days in Budapest, Vienna & Prague Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy and then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker app.

Cairo, Egypt to Budapest is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in October: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Prague trip maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge