5 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

5 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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5 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then make a trip to Shoes on the Danube, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip planner .

Newark, USA to Budapest is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Budapest is 6 hours. When traveling from Newark in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Budapest, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Prague are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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