10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Bardejov, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kościół św. Bernardyna ze Sieny, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Wojciech, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barbara's Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krakow online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bardejov.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums

Bardejov, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Greckokatolicky dreveny chram Ochrany Presvatej Bohorodicky (Mikulasova), relax and rejuvenate at Bardejov Spa, get to know the fascinating history of Radnicne Namestie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Egidius Basilica, then admire the striking features of Malov mestiansky house, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dreveny chram svateho Mikulasa, take an in-depth tour of Open air Museum Skanzen Svidnik, examine the collection at Skanzen ukrajinsko-rusínskej kultúry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The wooden greek-catholic church of St. Michael the Archangel, then stroll the grounds of Vojnovy Cintorin Nemeckych Vojakov, and finally don't miss a visit to The Zborov Castle.

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Drive from Krakow to Bardejov in 3 hours. In May in Bardejov, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bardejov

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, and finally steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest journey planning app.

You can drive from Bardejov to Budapest in 4.5 hours. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

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 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, contemplate the long history of Chatam Sofer Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, then admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ringstrasse and Kaisergruft. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, get lost in a book at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan and then make a trip to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist Church.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums