34 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Poland Itinerary

34 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Poland Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Bojnice, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and Buda Castle. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Budapest is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), and then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then make a trip to Michalska Brana, and then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Bojnice.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Bojnice, Slovakia

— 3 nights
Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, near the city of Prievidza. Your day by day itinerary now includes Strecno Castle, Veľký Rozsutec and Trenciansky Hrad. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Martin.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bojnice trip website.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Bojnice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Bojnice

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia

— 4 nights
You've now added Skalnate pleso to your itinerary. Explore Vysoke Tatry's surroundings by going to Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina) and Tatras National Park (in Tatranska Lomnica).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vysoke Tatry trip planning tool.

Getting from Bojnice to Vysoke Tatry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Vysoke Tatry are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zakopane, Poland

— 3 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Step out of Zakopane to go to Tatra National Park and see The Black Pond, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka and don't miss a visit to Krupowki Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zakopane trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Vysoke Tatry to Zakopane in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Krakow, Poland

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki). When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Wroclaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium as well as Panorama Raclawicka. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw journey planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You've added Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Gdansk, Poland

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gdansk: Malbork (Dino Park & Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gdansk using our trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Warsaw, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

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.