17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Indore, India
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Indore, India

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 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krakow travel tool .

Indore, India to Krakow is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Indore to Krakow, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Krakow is slightly colder than Indore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip app .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip builder tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
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 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally stroll around English Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

4
nights
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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