16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Orlando, United States

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Orlando to Zurich. In March, Zurich is colder than Orlando - with highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

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 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich visit planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
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 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salzburg using our trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation planning app .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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 14th (Sat): make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip site .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, you will find days in Krakow are little chillier (47°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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