18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague itinerary planner.

London, UK to Prague is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Prague is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Head to Sladovna Pisek and Dum StEpanka Netolickehofor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Cesky Krumlov Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesky Krumlov: Chalupska Slat (in Borova Lada), Navstevnicke centrum Srni (in Srni) and Visitor Center Kvilda - deer and rye range (in Kvilda). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Latran houses, pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and relax and float downstream with Outdoor Krumlov.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

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Side Trips

Dum StEpanka Netolickeho, Chalupska Slat, Navstevnicke centrum Srni, Sladovna Pisek, Visitor Center Kvilda - deer and rye range
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Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Chalupska Slat ©
Chalupska Slat

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 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), browse the fresh offerings at Schranne Market, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Thomas Selinger, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then look for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarkt. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Dorotheum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Head to Koller Gallery and Andrassy Avenuefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Royal Castle. Wawel Cathedral and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, stop by Stare Miasto, and contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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