22 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

22 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly to Transilvania Târgu Mureş International Airport, Drive to Targu Mures
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Targu Mures, Romania
— 1 night
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Fulpmes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then explore the activities along River Inn, and finally hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner.

London, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, then steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, and contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Targu Mures.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Targu Mures, Romania

— 1 night
Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the north-central part of Romania. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Palace of Culture, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tg. Mures, then see the interesting displays at Petry Museum and Workshop, and finally get lost in a book at The Teleki-Bolyai Library.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Targu Mures online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Budapest to Targu Mures. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Targu Mures is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Targu Mures

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then test your problem-solving skills at Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucharest holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Targu Mures to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Bucharest sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.