19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  18​h
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sobieszewo Beach, then don't miss a visit to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and then kick back and relax at Sopot Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Gdansk is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Gdansk hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sopot Beach, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as St Barbara's Church and Katedrala Svateho Vita are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and Kunstkomora. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Ossuary / The Cemetery Church in Kutna Hora--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Prague tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Latran houses, take in the exciting artwork at House of the Dyed Cloth, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then make a trip to Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov journey builder site .

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

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 16th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the galleries of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Albertina and Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. Do your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest tour itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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