14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Krakow, Poland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Krakow, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Krakow reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hradcany and Spanish Synagogue. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Powder Tower. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then head outdoors with Outdoor Krumlov, and finally steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip site.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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