15 days in Czech Republic, Poland & Hungary Itinerary

15 days in Czech Republic, Poland & Hungary Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Warsaw, Poland
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Gdansk, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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Budapest, Hungary
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Globe Bookstore and Cafe. Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, indulge in some culinary diversions at Prague for Two, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Prague is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, expect Prague to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and then get outside with Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Pole Mokotowskie, then get outside with Vistula River Beach, then take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, and finally look for gifts at Cotton Ball Lights.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw journey maker tool.

You can fly from Prague to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Gdansk, Poland

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jelitkowo Beach, then look for gifts at IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu, and then get outside with Stogi Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brzezno Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Visit Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Krakow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Adventure

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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue for their historical value. Head to Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Streetfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac), and stop by Hababa Designer Store and Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest online vacation planner.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in June: highs in Budapest hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.