8 days in Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

8 days in Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Staromestske namesti and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Speculum Alchemiae Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning website.

Krakow, Poland to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then contemplate the long history of Minorite Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Latran houses. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Roman Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

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.