17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada, India
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Vijayawada, India

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning tool .

Vijayawada, India to Munich is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Vijayawada in August, you will find days in Munich are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

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

3
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, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online vacation planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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 24th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. On the next day, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
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, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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