22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, thenstep into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, examine the collection at Pawiak Prison Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Warsaw is 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. Do your shopping at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianska. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krakow road trip tool.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest route tool.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Budapest sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Hundertwasser Village. Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna route maker site.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Appreciate the collections at Mozarts Geburtshaus and Red Bull Hangar-7. When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Pfarre St. Wolfgang in St. Wolfgang, approximately St. Wolfgang away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, revel in the low prices at Designer Outlet Salzburg, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pfarre St. Wolfgang
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Lobkowicz Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and visit Lesser Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

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

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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