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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h 45 min
End: Gainesville, United States

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to Peterskirche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vienna visit planner.

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. Traveling from Gainesville to Vienna, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gainesville in March, expect nights in Vienna to be little chillier, around 34°F, while days are colder, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Budapest are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then wander the streets of Breg embankment.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana tour planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Prague.

Things to do in Ljubljana

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Prague by shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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