5 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

5 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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5 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Budapest, Hungary

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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 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

Plan trip to Krakow with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Main Market Square ©
Main Market Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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