9 days in Central Europe Itinerary

9 days in Central Europe 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
3
Nitra, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth

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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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 landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest road trip tool.

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. Traveling from Bournemouth to Budapest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone 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.
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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. On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Gyor Old Town Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pannonhalma Archabbey, and then browse the different shops at Gyor Plaza.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Gyor takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Nitra.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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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. 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.
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Historic Sites
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

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, get great views at 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.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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 St. Stephen's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Hofburg. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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