13 days in Czech Republic, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

13 days in Czech Republic, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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13 days in Czech Republic, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lesser Town and TONAK Flagship Store. Get a sense of the local culture at Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Czech Paradise in Turnov, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Prague is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Prague. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Czech Paradise
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Eggenberg Pivovary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov attractions tool .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Dominican Monastery, Masaryk Square
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
St. Jost Church ©
St. Jost Church

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions tool .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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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.
Shop till you drop at Andrassy Avenue and Elfenbein Comforters. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buda Castle and Matthias Church. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

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Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

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