12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest driving holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Budapest, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally stop by Xocolat.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Prague for Two. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and Strahov Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Prague

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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