8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gainesville, United States
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h 45 min
End: Gainesville, United States

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then look for gifts at Xocolat, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary website.

Gainesville, USA to Vienna is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in March: highs in Vienna hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Andrassy Avenue, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica, and finally shop like a local with Dystans Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in March, plan for slightly colder days in Krakow, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague journey maker website.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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