15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha, Qatar

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 23rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin driving holiday website .

Doha, Qatar to Berlin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
On the 25th (Mon), snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague online travel route planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In November in Prague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll around English Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Munich are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
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 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg visit app .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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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 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning site .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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