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A Week Through Prague, Vienna and Budapest!

Traveling to Prague, Vienna and Budapest? Here’s an itinerary to help you plan your week in Eastern Europe.

 

Prague

Day 1: Half Day in Old Town Square

Welcome to the first stop in your Prague, Vienna and Budapest trip. You can either kick off Prague at the Prague Beer Museum or you can end your first night here. Although, it isn’t really a museum. It’s more of a smokey dive bar filled with locals and out of towners from all over the world. Whichever you choose, Old Town is the ideal place to stay if your in Prague for a few days.

Everyone makes a stop at the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square to watch a puppet show at the top of the hour every hour. When the show’s over, dinner options are plenty. If you opt for some local goulash, like I did, you can walk it off by strolling across the Charles Bridge towards the Lennon Wall. The Charles Bridge at night highlights the 30 gothic statues that line both sides of the bridge.

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Romantic & Affordable Date Night Spot in Budapest

Traveling with a partner in Budapest? Stroll across the Parliament at night on the Pest for an affordable way to add a little romance to your trip.

 

Another reason why I love Buda? This late night view of the Hungarian Parliament glowing on the bank of the Pest side. Can it get any more magical?

It is the tallest and largest building in Budapest. Everything about this building is symmetrical – inside and out. It has two identical parliament halls – one for politics and the other for guided tours.

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Buda or Pest: How To Choose Where To Stay?

Buda or Pest? You’re likely going to be going back and forth many times so you might as well choose a hotel close to the Charles Bridge.

 

I had a hard time deciding which side of Budapest to stay in. While I was debating between Buda or Pest, I started to map out all the things I wanted to see and do and eat. Before I even finalized my itinerary, I realized that I’d be going back and forth between Buda and Pest at least half a dozen times. To save on time and taxi fare, I decided to book a hotel close to the Chain Bridge. And I’m glad I did. I walked across that bridge over a dozen times during my visit. It was ALWAYS worth the trek.

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