59 days in Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

59 days in Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 8 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Fertod, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 10 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 10 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 8 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary — 8 nights

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.
You've added Dohány Street Synagogue, St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool, Vaci Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Appreciate the collections at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Hungarian National Museum. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, and admire the local landmark of Fountain of King Matthias.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday planning app.

Atlanta, USA to Budapest is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Budapest is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 83°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eger.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 20:

Eger, Hungary — 2 nights

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You've now added Bukk National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukk National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, and then explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eger trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Eger can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fertod.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Fertod, Hungary — 2 nights

Fertőd is a town located in the Győr-Moson-Sopron county of Hungary, not far from Austria. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sumeg Castle, Arboretum Garden and Esterházy-kastély. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Garden. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Esterházy-kastély and then contemplate the long history of Szechenyi Mansion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fertod itinerary planner.

Drive from Eger to Fertod in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Vienna, Austria — 10 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Concerts at the Mozarthaus, Stadtpark, Kaiserappartements, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Hofburg. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, learn about all things military at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, and admire the striking features of Maria Am Gestade.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip site.

Traveling by car from Fertod to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brno.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 3:

Brno, Czech Republic — 4 nights

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zamek Buchlovice as well as Arion Fountain. Visit Zamek Lednice and Spilberk Castle for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zamek Mikulov and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brno: Svaty Kopecek v Mikulove (in Mikulov) and Holy Trinity Column (in Olomouc). There's more to do: get great views at Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brno trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Vienna to Brno by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brno can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic — 10 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Queen Anne's Summer Palace, Zofin Palace, Royal Garden, and other attractions you added. Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Karlstejn to see Karlstejn Castle about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker tool.

You can drive from Brno to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 17:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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.
Town Hall has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Cesky Krumlov Castle. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Architecture and Craft and Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesky Krumlov: Treetop Walkway (in Lipno nad Vltavou), Rozmberk Castle (in Rozmberk nad Vltavou) and The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Latran houses, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, stroll around The Castle Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Salzburg, Austria — 8 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Getreidegasse, DomQuartier Salzburg, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Hallstatt.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:

Hallstatt, Austria — 3 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Treppelweg entlang der Traun as well as Stift Admont. Old Town and Parish of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Museum Hallstatt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hallstatt: Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau) and Siriuskogl (in Bad Ischl). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and tour the water at your own pace with Lake Hallstatt Explorer.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Innsbruck, Austria — 6 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've added Alpengarten Patscherkofel, Panorama and kaiserjager museum, Markthalle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Swarovski Kristallwelten and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and Burg Freundsberg. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach) and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Magdalen’s Chapel, stroll around Hofgarten, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · 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. 

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
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.