18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Kosice
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
You've now added AghaRTA Jazz Club to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral and explore the striking landscape of Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder app.

Chicago, USA to Prague is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Prague is 7 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nove Mesto nad Metuji.
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Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic — 1 night

Nové Město nad Metují is a town on the river Metuje in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Městské muzeum Nové Město nad Metují, then steep yourself in history at Pevnost Josefov - Podzemni Chodby, and then make a trip to Babiccino Udoli.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nove Mesto nad Metuji travel planner.

You can drive from Prague to Nove Mesto nad Metuji in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will leave for Nove Mesto na Morave on the 6th (Wed).
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Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Nové Město na Moravě is a town in the Vysočina Region in the central Czech Republic. On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore and then get engrossed in the history at Zamek Zdar nad Sazavou. Keep things going the next day: visit Solna Jeskyne, then explore the historical opulence of Pernstejn Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Moravian Karst.

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Traveling by car from Nove Mesto nad Metuji to Nove Mesto na Morave takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Nove Mesto na Morave are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ceske Budejovice.
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic — 1 night

Founded eight centuries ago, Ceske Budejovice sits on the confluence of the Vltava and Malse Rivers, enticing visitors with medieval architectural landmarks that include one of the largest town squares in Europe.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Cesky Krumlov, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Latran houses, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then steep yourself in history at Krumlov Mill, and finally get great views at Lavka pod Zamkem.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ceske Budejovice road trip tool.

Getting from Nove Mesto na Morave to Ceske Budejovice by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Ceske Budejovice sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Ceske Budejovice to Vienna in 3 hours. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 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.
On the 11th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Cumil, pause for some photo ops at Svaty Michal a Svaty Jan Nepomucky, don't miss a visit to Michalska Brana, get great views at UFO Observation Deck, then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of peace.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bratislava are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kosice.
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Kosice, Slovakia — 2 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Botanical Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kosice Historical Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplnka svateho Michala. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of National Park Poloniny.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kosice trip maker website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Kosice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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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 in touch with nature at Margaret Island and Roman Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Széchenyi Thermal Bath. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest route planner.

You can drive from Kosice to Budapest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Bratislava Region travel guide

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The urban, economical, and cultural heartland of the country, Bratislava Region is definitely the place to visit when in Slovakia. At the center is Bratislava, the nation's capital--a city with a long and rich history that seems a lot bigger than it actually is. The city's architecture juxtaposes the old with the new; numerous museums and art venues create an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. A plethora of restaurants and cafes, especially around the pedestrian Old Town area, are a great place to relax and try traditional Slovakian specialties. After dark, head to some of the nightclubs and immerse yourself in the party atmosphere. Outside the city, the countryside varies from lowlands along the Danube to the highlands of the Little Carpathians, and is dotted with many attractions, such as castles, chateaus, and scenic towns and villages. Protected nature reserves are a prime destination for hikers, cyclists, anglers, and all other visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors.
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