19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip maker site .

New Delhi, India to Prague is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Prague, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Prague is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munich online visit planner .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest road trip site .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning app .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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