17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Czech Repubrick capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and St Barbara's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Kutna Hora (Sedlec Ossuary & Římskokatolická Farnost - Arciděkanství Kutná Hora). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague driving holiday tool.

Mumbai, India to Prague is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

1
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov holiday maker.

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. In June, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg itinerary maker tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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 discover tucked-away gems like Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Ringstrasse. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Vienna road trip planning site.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Devin Castle and Nedbalka Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) and Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Multium - space and mirror gallery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bratislava road trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Heroes' Square, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.