12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Andrassy Avenue. Museum-lovers will appreciate Budapest Pinball Museum and House of Terror Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, shop like a local with Koller Gallery, examine the collection at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker website.

Minneapolis, USA to Budapest is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Budapest, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Budapest, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum

2
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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, thenwander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the galleries of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, explore the world behind art at DomQuartier Salzburg, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), thensee the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg day trip planning site.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

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Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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Red Bull Hangar-7

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with House of the Dyed Cloth, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, thenmake a trip to Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, thenview the masterpieces at Miroslav Paral Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Latran houses.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov visit planning app.

Drive from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
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Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Lesser Town, thencontemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

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You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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