18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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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, thencontemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague itinerary planner.

London, UK to Prague is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 Latran houses. 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: contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Chalupska Slat, Dum StEpanka Netolickeho, Navstevnicke centrum Srni, Visitor Center Kvilda - deer and rye range, Sladovna Pisek
Highlights from your plan
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, thenexplore 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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thenlook for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, 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
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
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 Graben and Kohlmarkt and Dorotheum. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and stop by Altmann & Kühne.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Vienna road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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 Koller Gallery. Head to Central Market Hall and Vaci Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Basilica.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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