19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  16 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna online trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vienna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Vienna is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek ©
Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Technical Museum as well as Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. On the 17th (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at National Technical Museum, and then make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Franz Kafka Monument, explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, thenfind something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Staroměstská mostecká věž ©
Staroměstská mostecká věž

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 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Deutsches Historisches Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: visit Alster, thenadmire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Alster ©
Alster
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ettal Abbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Garmisch-Partenkirchen when traveling from Hamburg in December, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ettal, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Titlis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, thenappreciate the history behind Lion Monument, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

6
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Sunnegga. Venture out of the city with trips to Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and No1 Sports (in Verbier). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ice Pavilion, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle, Ice Pavilion, Grindelwald-First, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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