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.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and House of Terror Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budapest itinerary site.

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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Budapest are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gyor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): 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 Gyor Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gyor trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Gyor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nitra.

Things to do in Gyor

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Nitra Calvary, explore the historical opulence of Nitra Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nitra online attractions planner.

You can drive from Gyor to Nitra in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Nitra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

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.
On the 18th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava online travel planner.

Getting from Nitra to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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