9 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Vienna Itinerary

9 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Vienna Itinerary

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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

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 a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank. Visit Liberty Statue and University Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip 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 December, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gyor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Nature
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1
night
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 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gyor Old Town Area, then make a trip to Pannonhalma Archabbey, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gyor Plaza.

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You can drive from Budapest to Gyor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Nitra.

Things to do in Gyor

Shopping

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Nitra Calvary, then step into the grandiose world of Nitra Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nitra trip site.

You can drive from Gyor to Nitra in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Nitra

Historic Sites
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1
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Bratislava, Slovakia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally visit Bratislava Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nitra to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bratislava are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Vienna, Austria

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ringstrasse and Hundertwasserhaus. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.