14 days in Czech Republic, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

14 days in Czech Republic, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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14 days in Czech Republic, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Flight AC0872 5:05pm Pearson T1 - Frankfurt T1 Wed Dec 20th 6:30am arrival • Flight AC9394 9:00am Frankfurt T1  Prague T2 10am:  23​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lobkowicz Palace and Lesser Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Astronomical Clock and Spanish Synagogue. The adventure continues: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, look for gifts at Slavica Handmade Pottery - Slavica Keramika, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and shop like a local with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Prague is 6 hours. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

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Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

1
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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 24th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church, then examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Eggenberg Pivovary.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov visit website .

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
St. Jost Church ©
St. Jost Church
Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu ©

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Albertina and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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.
Get outdoors at Danube River and Portum Lines. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Book Cafe - Lotz Terem and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, get a taste of the local shopping with Andrassy Avenue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online route planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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