15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Bad Harzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Blansko, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Katowice, Poland
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Wieliczka, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Fly to Haugesund

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Bad Harzburg, Germany

— 2 nights
Bad Harzburg is a town in central Germany, in the Goslar district of Lower Saxony. Your day by day itinerary now includes Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe as well as Baumwipfelpfad Bad Harzburg. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe and then head outdoors with Besinnungsweg Bad Harzburg. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutherkirche, make a trip to Burgberg-Seilbahn, admire the local landmark of Der Jungbrunnen, then get outside with Raven Crag (Rabenklippe), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Drubeck, and finally step into the grandiose world of Wernigerode Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bad Harzburg trip itinerary planner.

Haugesund, Norway to Bad Harzburg is an approximately 16-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Bad Harzburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leipzig, Germany

— 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Das Chemnitzer Rathaus has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): do a tasting at Rotkaeppchen.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leipzig day trip website.

Getting from Bad Harzburg to Leipzig by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Leipzig sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Konigsbrucker Heide, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elbe Sandstone Mountains, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Cross. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kuhstall, then explore the striking landscape at Schwedenlocher, and then make a trip to Schlossplatz.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dresden tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Leipzig to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, walk around The Castle Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Black tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Blansko.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Blansko, Czech Republic

— 1 night
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Propast Macocha, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Balcarka, and then Head underground at Moravian Karst. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Zamek Lysice, then get outside with Katerinska Jeskyne, and then Head underground at Punkva Caves.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Blansko tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Blansko in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Blansko, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Katowice.

Things to do in Blansko

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Katowice, Poland

— 1 night
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Katowice trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Blansko to Katowice in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Krakow on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Katowice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

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 17th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip builder.

Drive from Katowice to Krakow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Wieliczka on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Krakow

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Wieliczka, Poland

— 2 nights
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mogielica Nature Reserve and Mogielica. Get outdoors at Maciejowa Hill and Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka. Get out of town with these interesting Wieliczka side-trips: Bazylika Wniebowziecia NajSwietszej Marii Panny (in Rzeszow) and Tarnow (Szlak Zydowski & Muzeum Okregowe w Tarnowie). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church St. Clement, go deep underground at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, and take in nature's colorful creations at Saltworks garden.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Wieliczka sightseeing planning tool.

Wieliczka is very close to Krakow. In September, daily temperatures in Wieliczka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Czech Republic travel guide

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Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.