9 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Vienna Itinerary

9 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Vienna Itinerary

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
train + Fly:
8​h
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Gyor, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:
3​h 45​min
Nitra, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly + train:
7​h 45​min
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Hősök tere. Visit Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial and Egyetemi Templom for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, examine the collection at House of Terror, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Budapest is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bournemouth to Budapest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bournemouth in August: highs in Budapest hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Gyor.

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Fisherman's Bastion
House of Terror
Liberty Statue

1
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Gyor, Hungary

Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and—halfway between Budapest and Vienna—situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Gyor Old Town Area, then make a trip to Pannonhalma Archabbey, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Győr Pláza.

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You can take a train from Budapest to Gyor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nitra.

Things to do in Gyor

Sightseeing Shopping

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Pannonhalma Archabbey
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Pannonhalma Archabbey
Győr Pláza

1
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Nitra, Slovakia

Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra. On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Nitra Calvary, then step into the grandiose world of Nitra Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyor to Nitra. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

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Sightseeing Historic Sites Fun & Games
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1
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Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle (Hrad), enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Nitra to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

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Bratislava Old Town
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church
Bratislava Castle (Hrad)

3
days
Vienna, Austria

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.
Appreciate the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ringstrasse and Hundertwasser House. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the striking features of Schönbrunn Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schönbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum

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