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Summary

This 10-day Eastern Europe road trip itinerary offers a comprehensive guide to exploring six countries, with highlights including Budapest, Prague, and a unique shopping experience in Bolesławiec, Poland. From historical tours in Prague to relaxing in thermal baths near Austria and Hungary, and exploring the charming city of Bratislava, this itinerary is packed with cultural, historical, and fun family-friendly activities.

Day 1-2: Journey Begins in Germany

The road trip kicks off from the border of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, heading into the heart of Eastern Europe.

Northwestern Germany

Starting point of the Eastern Europe road trip, embarking on a journey through six countries.

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Tips

Plan for a lot of driving on the first two days to get into the heart of Eastern Europe.

🌆 Day 3-5: Exploring Budapest

Spend three nights in Budapest, exploring its rich culture, delicious food, and vibrant city life.

🏙️ Budapest

Budapest is a bustling city offering a mix of cultural experiences and fun activities. From its stunning architecture to its vibrant nightlife, the city has something for everyone.

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Tips

Visit over a weekend to fully immerse in the city's atmosphere. Don't miss out on the local cuisine at places like Cave Vian, Budapest Bistro, Unicorn Bistro, and Retró Lángos. Make sure to explore the city's iconic landmarks such as the Parliament and the Fisherman's Bastion. Additionally, consider staying at the 7Seasons Apartments for a convenient and comfortable experience.

🏰 Day 6-8: Charming Prague

Three nights in Prague, enjoying its stunning architecture, historical tours, and unique experiences like glass blowing.

🏰 Prague

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is known for its beautiful architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. The city is adorned with medieval buildings, Gothic churches, and the iconic Charles Bridge, offering a picturesque backdrop for exploration. Its well-preserved historical sites and charming cobblestone streets create an enchanting atmosphere that captivates visitors.

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Tips

Engage in a walking tour to see the city's highlights, including the Jewish Quarter, the astronomical clock, and the iconic Charles Bridge. Delve into the city's rich history by visiting the synagogues and museums in the Jewish Quarter, such as the Spanish Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, and the Old Jewish Cemetery. Additionally, indulge in unique experiences like the Pragle Glass Experience, where visitors can create their own glass masterpieces, and the rejuvenating Beer Spa Bernard, offering a relaxing beer bath and massage. Don't miss the opportunity to explore Malá Strana, also known as "Lesser Town," for a deeper immersion into Prague's cultural tapestry.

🌍 Day 9: Day Trip to Bratislava

A quick day trip to Bratislava from Budapest to explore another country and its hidden gems.

🏙️ Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a charming city with a rich history and a blend of medieval and modern architecture. The compact yet fulfilling experience offers visitors a glimpse into the city's past while embracing its vibrant present.

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Tips

Take a walking tour to efficiently explore the city's main attractions, including the iconic Bratislava Castle, St. Martin's Cathedral, and the picturesque Old Town. Embrace the local cuisine at Cafe Verne, known for its authentic dishes and cozy ambiance.

Day 10: Polish Pottery in Bolesławiec

Conclude the road trip with a visit to Bolesławiec for its famous Polish pottery, before heading back.

Bolesławiec

Famous for its Polish pottery, Bolesławiec offers a unique shopping experience with numerous pottery shops.

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Tips

Drive around town to explore different pottery shops. Consider a pottery painting workshop for a hands-on experience.