16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
On the 11th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Krakow online trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Krakow is an approximately 9- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Krakow is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in April; daily highs in Krakow reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 13th (Sat), get outside with Brzezno Beach and then get outside with Jelitkowo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, kick back and relax at Stogi Beach, and then get outside with Sobieszewo Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Krakow in April, you will find days in Gdansk are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stogi Beach ©
Stogi Beach
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 15th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Muggelsee, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Strandbad Wannsee, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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 17th (Wed), take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg vacation planning site.

Drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and House of Terror Museum. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), test the waters at a local thermal spa, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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