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
Drive:  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 ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Krakow online trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Krakow is an approximately 9.5-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
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
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.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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 traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Berlin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thenstep 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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, 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 shuttle; or take a bus. 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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, thentake 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, thencontemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find where to stay, photos, 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
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
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 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, thenadmire 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, thenexamine the collection at The Hofburg, thenexplore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. 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
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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