9-Day Central Europe Itinerary

9-Day Central Europe Itinerary

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Europe is a fascinating place because it has beautiful historical buildings and architecture. This 9-day itinerary covers Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Each country has incredible things to do and people to meet.

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Day 1-3: Prague

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Your 9-day tour of Central Europe will begin in Prague, known for its excellent beer and kind locals. Highlights of your trip are walking across the famous Charles Bridge, visiting Prague Castle, and strolling through the Old Town Square, home to colorful baroque buildings. 

Where to Stay?

 We recommend staying three nights at Vienna House Andel’s Prague. You will find modern architecture surrounded by shops and trendy restaurants. The Old Town is within walking distance.

Things to Do:

1- Castle Tour

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The Prague Castle was built in the 9th century and is home to St. Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Lane, and the Garden Ramparts. Castle Square is a great area to explore surrounding the Castle. Don’t forget to book a tour of the Castle before visiting and save yourself the hassle of trying to get one on demand.

2- Strahov Monastery

After visiting the Castle, head to The Strahov Monastery. The Monastery has a spectacular view of Prague and a brewery where you can have local food and beer!

3- Nightlife in Prague

If you have the energy to go out after dark, experience the nightlife in Prague. The nightlife is lively in three areas of the city. Roxy is the oldest, best club in Prague. This place is for you if you like electro-house-techno music. There are always live events and concerts in this club. Read this blog for a list of bars and clubs in the area.

4- Letna Park

The next day start your day by going to Letna Park. Did you know? There is a beer garden at Letna Park! Letna Park also offers incredible views of the city surrounding it.

5-St. Vitus Cathedral

After visiting the park, stroll along the largest church in Prague, St. Vitus Cathedral. You can also find the burial of former Czech kings at the church. 

6- Vltala River Tour

When the sun goes down, go on the cruise of your life to see the Vltava River. The architecture along the river between the National Theatre and Dancing House is stunning. You can also rent a rowboat or paddleboat on the river. 

Day 3-6: Vienna

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Vienna is home to palaces, churches, parks, museums, and history. The capital city of Austria has delicious cafes and pastry shops. No trip is complete without enjoying a coffee and visiting the Grandiose Schonbrunn Palace. 


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Travel by train from Prague to Budapest on the morning of day 3 of your trip! Get your train tickets at http://www.Eurail.com ahead of time.

Where to Stay? 

We recommend staying three nights at Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel Vienna. This boutique hotel features 78 rooms and suites. 

Things to Do:

Start your first day by enjoying breakfast at Graben, then head to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, and Schonbrunn Palace. We also recommend going to the Vienna Opera house, of course, if you love opera. 

The next day, go to the best view of the city at Prater amusement park and walk along the Dunabe canal. 

Are you looking for more things to do in Vienna? Compare day trips and tours in Vienna on Get Your Guide and TripAdvisor.

Day 6-9: Budapest

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Budapest was once two cities separated by the Danube river. You have to visit the thermal baths and the castle district.


Travel by train from Vienna to Budapest on the morning of day 6 of your trip. Get your train tickets at http://www.Eurail.com ahead of time.

Where to Stay?

 We recommend staying three nights at Crowne Plaza Budapest or Hilton Budapest in the Castle District. The Fishermen’s Bastion is only a few minutes away.

Tours to Book:

Feel free to select whichever tour you want below and add it to your itinerary!

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Tour 1: Start your day by going on a Castle Tour. This half-day tour includes a complimentary coffee and dessert at a local cafe and admission to Matthias church. This tour takes you to important landmarks in Budapest, including Fishermen’s Bastion, Buda Hill Funicular, Sandor Palace, and Buda Castle.

Budapest Castle District: A Journey to medieval Hungary– 

Tour 2: Did you know? Budapest has 200 caves to explore! The best way to experience them is with a professional tour guide. Book your experience here.

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Tour 3: Sightseeing Night Cruise at Budapest Danube River -This cruise is a fun activity that anyone can enjoy at night. You can see the landmarks and highlights of Budapest from the river. Can you picture cocktails flowing and the breeze hitting your face?

Things to Do:

On day two, visit the Buda Castle Hill Funicular for great views of Budapest at the end of the trip! 

Have lunch at Central Market Hall, a local market where you can get anything from local produce to beer or coffee.

After lunch, go to a spa because it is a relaxing, fun, and affordable activity. You can get a massage or relax in their outdoor pools. Book your experience here!

At night, go to the ruin pubs. The ruin pubs are perfect for a night out in the town. It is a great spot to try the local beer and meet new people.

Day 9- Fly Home

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