5 days in Central Europe Itinerary

5 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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5 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge and then take a stroll through Old Town Square.

Plan my day in Prague using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Prague. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

Plan my trip to Budapest with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Main Market Square, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow vacation planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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