14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague driving holiday planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Prague is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get cooler in Prague: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, then steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel planning website .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munich travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip maker site .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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