17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Fargo, United States
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Fargo, United States

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Basilica and Wawel Royal Castle. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow online sightseeing planner.

Fargo, USA to Krakow is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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
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 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, thenget a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thenmake a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
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 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna driving holiday app.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. On the next day, wander the streets of Hradcany, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, thensnap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally visit Lesser Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

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

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, thenexplore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, thensteep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, and finally contemplate the long history of Latran houses.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov trip planning site.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church

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 15th (Thu): stroll through Mirabell Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, thentake in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salzburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zugspitze and Schloss Linderhof. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Burgruine Hohenfreyberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgruine Eisenberg (in Eisenberg), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Fussen (Kalvarienberg, Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fussen, Eisenberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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