12 days in Prague, Budapest & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Prague, Budapest & Scotland Itinerary

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12 days in Prague, Budapest & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Houston, United States

2
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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary maker tool .

Houston, USA to Prague is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Prague at 64°F and lows at 48°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Danube River has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Halaszbastya and Thermal Spas. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online road trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Prague in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Heart of Scotland Tours has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder website .

Fly from Budapest to Edinburgh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Budapest in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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