12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha, Qatar

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Transport Artists, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder tool .

Doha, Qatar to Prague is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Prague due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in November; daily highs in Prague reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), and finally wander the streets of Steingasse.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Salzburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)

3
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then stroll through Schonbrunn Palace, and then stroll through Schonbrunner Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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 24th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's / Blue Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle (hrad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town.

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You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
nights
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 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas

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