9 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

9 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyor, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Nitra, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Spas & Wellness. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and University Church. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Budapest online journey planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Budapest is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bournemouth in August; daily highs in Budapest reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks
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Gyor, Hungary

— 1 night
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): don't miss a visit to Gyor Old Town Area, admire the landmark architecture of Pannonhalma Archabbey, and then browse the different shops at Gyor Plaza.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyor trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Gyor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gyor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Nitra.

Things to do in Gyor

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nitra, Slovakia

— 1 night
Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nitra Calvary, explore the historical opulence of Nitra Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nitra trip planner.

You can drive from Gyor to Nitra in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Nitra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, get great views at UFO Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online vacation planner.

Getting from Nitra to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ringstrasse and Hundertwasserhaus. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and stop by Historic Center of Vienna.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna visit planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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