9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church and then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Vaci Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally shop like a local with Andrassy Avenue.

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Budapest is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get colder in Budapest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle (hrad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

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Tyrsovo nabrezie ©
Tyrsovo nabrezie
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Magio Beach ©
Magio Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online journey planner .

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): shop like a local with Shevchuk Art Gallery, head outdoors with Prague for Two, get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally identify plant and animal life at Devil's Channel.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague visit planning tool .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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