18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Austin, United States

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim tour itinerary app .

Austin, USA to Oswiecim is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Austin to Oswiecim, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Austin in January: highs in Oswiecim hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zamek Lipowiec
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Zamek Lipowiec ©
Zamek Lipowiec

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square as well as Planty Park. On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally see the interesting displays at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip planning site .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, learn about all things military at Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego), then get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, then stop by Polart, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorka Szczesliwicka, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

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You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You've added Mall of Berlin, Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), Brandenburg Gate, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Old Market Square and Nikolaikirche. Do some cultural sightseeing at Haus am Waldsee and Pfaueninsel. Change things up with a short trip to Biosphere Potsdam in Potsdam (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berlin travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Potsdam
Highlights from your plan
Pfaueninsel ©
Pfaueninsel
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
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.
You've added Charles Bridge, Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): appreciate the views at Vyhlidka Maj, then identify plant and animal life at MedvEdarium, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace. On your second day here, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, contemplate the long history of Brick Gate, pick up some local products at Farmer"s Market Naplavka, then step into the grandiose world of Pruhonicky zamek, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague travel planner.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pruhonicky zamek, Vyhlidka Maj, MedvEdarium
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Nymphenburg. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvarienberg und Kirche, then wander the streets of Marktstrasse, and finally explore the activities along Lake Tegernsee.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bad Toelz, Lake Tegernsee
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Lake Tegernsee ©
Lake Tegernsee

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You've added Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take an in-depth tour of Stille Nacht Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Sankt Anthon.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 26°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallein
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
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've added St. Stephen's Cathedral, Graben and Kohlmarkt, The Hofburg, and other attractions to your itinerary. Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and Maria Theresia Denkmal. Change things up with a short trip to SCS Shopping Center Sued in Voesendorf (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning website .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

SCS Shopping Center Sued
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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