5 days in Central Europe Itinerary

5 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Powder Tower. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, thenexplore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Prague attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to Prague is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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night
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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, thensteep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Budapest journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. January in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Thermal Spas

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