29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

29 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe journey planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest visit site.

Hong Kong, China to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Budapest. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you will find days in Budapest are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are much colder (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bratislava side-trips: Cachtice Castle (in Cachtice) and Trencin (Trenciansky Hrad & Mestska Veza). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Bratislava sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

Start your trip to Vienna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Ojstrica, Bled Castle, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana trip app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Innsbruck (Altstadt von Innsbruck, Town Tower (Stadtturm), &more), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums