13 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Nitra, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights


Budapest, Hungary — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret Island and Liberty Statue. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

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Rome, Italy to Budapest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Budapest is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nitra.
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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. On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Nitra Calvary, step into the grandiose world of Nitra Castle, then walk around Mestsky Park na Sihoti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

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Getting from Budapest to Nitra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devin Castle and Cumil. Change things up with a short trip to Cerveny Kamen Castle in Cerveny Kamen (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hlavne Namestie, pause for some photo ops at Napoleon’s Army Soldier Statue, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and steep yourself in history at Old Town Hall.

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You can drive from Nitra to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hradcany and Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

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Traveling by car from Bratislava to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Bratislava in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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