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itinerary ideas for Budapest to Prague

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1. Posted by woylie (Full Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi, we've booked accomodation in Budapest (3 1/2 days) and Prague (3 days, and now need to work out a route between.We have 6 days and will use trains and bus.Any suggestions about realistic stops appreciated.

2. Posted by Lorcan (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y

well there are suppose there are the obvious places in prague: Charles bridge, the castle, the palace and such like.
in budapest you should definately pay a visit to the Gerbeaud (amazing cakes)

3. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 10y

You could stop at Bratislava, not a lot to do, but nice enough. Also, you should go to Cesky Krumlov. Its in the south of the Czech republic and is a lovely quaint little town with some nice sights. I think of it as really unspiled as compared with Prague. Definately worth a day or 2.

4. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

why not. budapest to zagreb, zagreb to vienna and then to prague.

5. Posted by woylie (Full Member 7 posts) 10y

Cesky Krumlov sounds like a must and I can see some possible stopping places between there and Prague. It looks a bit more confusing from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov. I hoped to avoid the bigger cities. Is it a problem with public transport going from Hungary to south west Czechoslovkia?

6. Posted by peterW (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Would suggest you go via Vienna if you can. The comments on Bratislava are true, it is really small and can be covered in about a day. Has not much new to offer when compared to Budapest, Prague and Vienna (Except Devin Castle - a ruin tucked on top of a hill which has great views up and down the river). If you do stay in Vienna then you can do Bratislava as a day trip (coach about 1.5 hours away and there is also a boat that goes from centre of Vienna 2* day).

A coach from Prague to Vienna will cost about 20EU and take 3 hours.

7. Posted by Lorcan (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y

have to say, Budapest is basically vienna but a third of the price. Vienna is a beautiful city, but it is very expensive. Budapest is easily affordable. also..there is the Sziget music festival on soon, big names like Radiohead playing. In budapest, if you can find one, there are these really grweat beer gardens. i would tell you wshere but they change place every year so....

8. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

YES!! Vienna is ur best option!!!!

9. Posted by woylie (Full Member 7 posts) 10y

Thanks for the suggestions. What about places to see in Hungary? I have read about Lake Balaton but thought people might have ideas about other interesting small towns. Would it be practical in the limited tie to see some of the famous plains country?

10. Posted by shalom73 (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Can consider a side trip to the Danube Bend or Eger from Budapest.

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