15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of 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 admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip tool .

Mumbai, India to Budapest is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in October, with highs in Budapest at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere 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 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, then admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then explore the activities along English Garden. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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 10th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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