8 days in Prague, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights


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 in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take a stroll through Lesser Town, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

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Columbus, USA to Prague is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Prague is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Columbus in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg, then don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

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Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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