In Europe you’d be surprised at just how easy it is to see multiple destinations and cities in a short period of time. And it can also be done at very low cost. Here is a four destination trip where you’d visit the capitals of Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.

Of course you could always adjust your plans and skip some places, but if you wanted to do all of them it would be easy from a route such as below. After each destination you will find information on some of the highlights, as well as public transport costs and duration between each place.

Often when I travel I use FlixBus to get around as they are cheap and offer a great quality bus service but you can also get the train. You may also be interested in my posts Ultimate Guide to Planning a Multi-Destination Trip and Top Tips for Travelling in Europe for the First Time.

Destination 1. Berlin, Germany

A good place to start this multi-destination trip is Berlin. This city is the capital of Germany and a great place to learn about the country and some of its culture and history. Berlin has lots of things to see and a few of my favourites are below.

Highlights of Berlin

  • Reichstag Building (Germany’s parliament)
  • Charlottenburg Palace
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Holocaust memorial
  • Berliner Fernsehturm
  • East Side Gallery

Read more: City Breaks: Quick Guide to Visiting Berlin

Part of the Berlin Wall
Part of the Berlin Wall

Destination 2. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague has beautiful architecture, great nightlife and delicious local food. If you decided to visit at Christmas you would have a chance to visit the wonderful market at Old Town Square. One of the things I really like about Prague is all the viewpoints that you’ll find around the city. These provide fantastic perspectives of the city, allowing you to relax and enjoy the view as well as capture amazing pictures. Getting from Berlin to Prague is only a short bus or train ride away, making it a great next stop for this multi-destination trip.

Highlights of Prague

  • Charles Bridge
  • Old Town Square
  • Prague Castle
  • Letna Park
  • Prague Astronomical Clock

Read more things to see and do in Prague.

Travel between Berlin and Prague

Cost: From €19 on a bus/ From €29 on a train.
Duration: Around 5 hours on a bus / Around 4 hours 15 on a train.

Prague Skyline at night
Prague Skyline at night

Destination 3. Vienna, Austria

Next I have put Vienna which is a beautiful and classy European city. From stunning rich architecture, al fresco dining, tasty gelato, concerts and fiakers, there is something for everyone. There are so many things to do in Vienna and you’ll find a few of the highlights below.

Highlights of Vienna

  • Belvedere Palace
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Traditional coffee shops
  • Heurige
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Fiakers

Travel between Prague and Vienna

  • Cost: From €15 on a bus/ From €20 on a train.
  • Duration: Around 4 hours on a bus/ Around 4 hours on a train.

I have lots of posts on Vienna that may help you on your trip. You’ll find them here.

Streets of Vienna
Streets of Vienna

Destination 4. Budapest, Hungary

Finally, I’ll end this multi-destination trip with Budapest which is the capital of Hungary. The city has lots of fantastic parks and viewpoints as well as stunning architecture, with my favourite being the Hungarian Parliament. Budapest is also very cheap and you can often find beer for around €1. And once you’ve finished your exploring, why not head to one of Budapest’s many wonderful thermal spas.

After your visit to this city you could then fly back or continue your journey to another destination.

Highlights of Budapest

  • Hungarian Parliament
  • Chain Bridge
  • Buda Castle
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica
  • Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Travel between Vienna and Budapest

  • Cost: From €19 on a bus/ From €29 on a train.
  • Duration: Around 3 hours on a bus/ Around 2.5 hours on a train.

Read more: City Breaks: Quick Guide to Visiting Budapest

The Hungarian Parliament in Budapest at night
The Hungarian Parliament in Budapest at night

Top Tip

Sign up for mailing lists for bus/travel services such as such as FlixBus and you may get tickets even cheaper. Sometimes they have tickets available for around €9.99 on routes that often cost a lot more.

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What do you think of this multi-destination trip? Would you like to go on it, or have you been on a similar trip before? Please leave a comment below…

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4 Comments

  1. Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Prague is high up on my radar! It’s one of the European cities that I definitely want to explore. I have heard it’s pretty affordable too. Thanks for a comprehensive guide.

    • Mike

      Prague is definitely very affordable. Accommodation, food and drink, getting around and attractions are all cheap. Plus it’s also really beautiful and there’s lots to do. I hope you get to visit soon! 🙂

  2. Hi, may I know roughly how many days are enough to visit these 4 destinations based on your opinion? Is using only public transports reachable to all these 4 destinations? Thank you 🙂

    • Mike

      Hi Meg,

      You can definitely visit all these destinations using public transport, such as using Flixbus mentioned above or a train. In terms of days on your trip I would recommend trying to have at least 2 full days in each destination so as to see a good amount. I hope this helps and let me know if you need any more info.

      Regards,
      Mike

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