21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Muscat, Oman

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest road trip website .

Muscat, Oman to Budapest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. In April, Budapest is much colder than Muscat - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and get in on the family fun at Prater.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder site .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Nymphenburg Palace, stroll around English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munich itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, and take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague trip maker tool .

Fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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 21st (Tue): have fun at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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