17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  11 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

3
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.
You've added Cultivini, Szimpla Kert, Szechenyi Lanchid, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Citadel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Janoshegy. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Budapest is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in August, expect Budapest to be much colder, temps between 32°C and 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Copa Beach, Wiener Riesenrad, Danube Tower, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Burgruine Duernstein. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, steep yourself in history at Votivkirche, and stroll through Schonbrunner Gardens.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Vienna route website.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Burgruine Duernstein
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn 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.
You've now added Charles Bridge to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning app.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Grossmunster. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Zurich and Niederdorf. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rapperswil (Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden & Schloss Rapperswil). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary site.

Fly from Prague to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Rapperswil
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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