21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  15​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Herrenchiemsee New Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Hohenschwangau and Nymphenburg Palace. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Schloss Linderhof in Ettal--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Munich is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee New Palace
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Eisriesenwelt and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salzburg sightseeing app .

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gemaldegalerie and Classic Remise Berlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neues Palais & Potsdam's Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche Berlin-Tegel, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©

4
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 Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Czech Repubrick. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prague: Kutna Hora (Corpus Christi Chapel & St Barbara's Church) and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague journey planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, have some family-friendly fun at Time Travel Vienna, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Jesuits, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Food Tours. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

Before you visit Budapest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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