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 Shoes on the Danube Bank. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest attractions planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Budapest is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bournemouth to Budapest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Budapest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Gyor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature
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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. On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Gyor Old Town Area, then don't miss a visit to Pannonhalma Archabbey, and then browse the different shops at Gyor Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gyor online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Budapest to Gyor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Gyor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nitra.

Things to do in Gyor

Shopping

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
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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, make a trip to 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 Historic Center of Vienna are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ringstrasse and Hundertwasserhaus. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna online road trip planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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