9 days in Hungary, Czech Republic & Greece Itinerary

9 days in Hungary, Czech Republic & Greece Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Budapest is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Budapest is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Budapest reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then stroll through The Vrtba Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Corfu Town, Greece

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 15th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town travel route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Corfu Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Prague to Corfu Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Corfu Town is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums

Akrotiri, Greece

— 1 night

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Caldera Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Akrotiri takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In October in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): visit Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planning site.

Fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Hungary travel guide

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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. 

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.

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.