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:  7​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Muscat, Oman

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker tool .

Muscat, Oman to Zurich is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along English Garden, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
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 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg tour planner .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, and wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt.

Plan my day in Vienna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt

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: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For maps and more tourist information, read Budapest travel website .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Thermal Spas
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

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: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

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

4
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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Krakow day trip planning site .

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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 Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©

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