17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, thenhead outdoors with Monta Rosa Hut, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

Miami, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, thenget to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, thenwander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum ©
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Albertina and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lesser Town and Spas & Wellness. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. October in Prague sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gendarmenmarkt and Großer Tiergarten. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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