16 days in Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

16 days in Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lesser Town and St Barbara's Church. Change things up with a short trip to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost in Terezin (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague tour planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Prague is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Prague is minus 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Prague reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, St Barbara's Church
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rozmberk Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Schwarzenberska Hrobka, and finally contemplate the long history of Holasovice.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov planning website.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rozmberk Castle, Schwarzenberska Hrobka, Holasovice
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Rozmberk Castle ©
Rozmberk Castle

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburger Altstadt. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads (in Kramsach), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach (in Alpbach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Blasius Church, and gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, Basilika St. Michael, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach
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Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Melk Abbey in Melk, approximately Melk away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, admire the striking features of Church of the Jesuits, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, and steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna trip app.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, thentake an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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