8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Perugia, Italy
+2
train + tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h
End: Perugia, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On your second day here, make a trip to Charles Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Castle District, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Old Town (Stare Mesto).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation builder.

Perugia, Italy to Prague is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perugia in November, things will get slightly colder in Prague: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
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 some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Judenplatz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Center of Vienna and Schottenkirche. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schoenbrunn Palace, make a trip to Freyung, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Castle Hill are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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