11 days in Vienna, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

11 days in Vienna, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  16 h 15 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, make a trip to Stephansplatz, pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, and admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip maker.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Vienna is an approximately 14- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Vienna, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May: highs in Vienna hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Albertina ©
Albertina
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek ©
Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then head off the coast to Margaret Island, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Room Escape Games

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Wallenstein garden. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, stop by Yoyo Store, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©
Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
Wallenstein garden ©
Wallenstein garden