18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  17 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and walk around Schonbrunner Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Vienna is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Vienna, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_a_day_exploring_the_natural_beauty_of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online road trip planner .

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MuseumsQuartier Wien ©
MuseumsQuartier Wien
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
Albertina ©
Albertina

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