9 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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


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 House of Terror Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest route 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bournemouth to Budapest due to the time zone difference. 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.
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): appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 drive to Nitra.
Historic Sites · 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.
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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, enjoy breathtaking views from 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.
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 Ringstrasse are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Hofburg. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to Hundertwasserhaus.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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