17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich visit planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Zurich. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in October: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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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 24th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Zurich to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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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 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Xocolat and then steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, explore the world behind art at Albertina, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and finally take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip website .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 28th (Mon), make a trip to Michalska Brana, then view the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava attractions planning website .

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and then steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): shop like a local with Andrassy Avenue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then go for a walk through Roman Beach, and finally savor the flavors at Central Market Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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 31st (Thu), admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Krakow are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lobkowicz Palace. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Prague for Two, take in the exciting artwork at Shevchuk Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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 3rd (Sun): hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along English Garden, admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then take a stroll through Haidhausen.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Munich, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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