19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

19 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, thenkick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, thenget engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Zurich. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 5th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald road trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

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Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
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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 6th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Grindelwald to Salzburg by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Vaci Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and then explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, thensteep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Ulica Florianska.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Prague holiday builder site.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Prague sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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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 (Fri): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, thenexplore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, thenappreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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