6 days in Budapest, Vienna & Bratislava Itinerary

6 days in Budapest, Vienna & Bratislava Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest itinerary planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Albertina, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Devin Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums
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