16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

1
night
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, thensee the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Berlin is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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 22nd (Wed): take in the views from Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, thenexplore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague journey planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, thenhave fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and finally examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thenget great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough 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
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning app.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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

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