15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1
night
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 14th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip website .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, cool off at Freibad Leopoldskron, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Salzach River.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salzburg online trip planner .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

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.
On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and then find something for the whole family at Prater.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Vienna day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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 23rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip builder .

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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