16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

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 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Silberkammer, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

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

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Vienna to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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 26th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow, don't miss a visit to Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow online route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow ©
Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): browse the collection at Strahov Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dancing House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get great views at Petřín.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip builder.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Berlin to Salzburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munich trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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