15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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.
Get outdoors at Devil's Channel and Kunraticky Forest. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita.

Before you visit Prague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Zurich to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow day trip tool .

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vienna Naschmarkt and Prater. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palatinus Strandfürdő and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. For shopping fun, head to Central Market Hall or Andrassy Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, test the waters at a local thermal spa, stop by Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Thermal Spas
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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