13 days in Slovakia, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Slovakia, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

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13 days in Slovakia, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Nitra, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h
End: Rome, Italy

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Danube and Buda Castle. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island (Margitsziget).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest travel guide.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nitra.

Things to do in Budapest

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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island

1
night
Nitra, Slovakia

Nitra ©
Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra. On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Nitra Calvary, step into the grandiose world of Nitra Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park na Sihoti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nitra travel guide.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Budapest to Nitra. July in Nitra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Nitra

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Nitra Castle ©
Nitra Castle
Nitra Calvary ©
Nitra Calvary

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bratislava Old Town and The Blue Church. Step out of Bratislava to go to Cerveny Kamen and see Cerveny Kamen Castle, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle (Hrad), don't miss a visit to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, contemplate the long history of Devin Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bratislava travel guide.

You can drive from Nitra to Bratislava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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Cerveny Kamen Castle
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church ©
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church
Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle District and Prague Zoo. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of Old Town Square, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague travel guide.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Mala strana
Mala strana
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

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