26 days in Central Europe Itinerary

26 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Camera Work will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz and Klassenfeind Gallery. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Berlin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Berlin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Head to Lobkowicz Palace and Schwarzenberg Palacefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and shop like a local with Katie Feygie Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jewish Museum in Prague ©
Jewish Museum in Prague

4
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 Altmann & Kühne. Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

4
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.
Do your shopping at Central Market Hall and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. Kids will appreciate attractions like Halaszbastya and Hősök tere. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest journey planner.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Lake Bled. When in Bled, make a side trip to see Lake Bohinj in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, get great views at Mala Osojnica, fly down the slopes at Straza Bled, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bled tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bled takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake Bohinj
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Hexenwasser. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Atelier Thomas Selinger. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring (in Bad Haring) and Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bled to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eisriesenwelt, Hexenwasser, Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Viktualienmarkt and Gallerie Thomas. Step out of the city life by going to English Garden and Hollentalklamm. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, look for gifts at Bavarian Outfitters, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Hegemann.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hollentalklamm
Highlights from your plan
Hollentalklamm ©
Hollentalklamm
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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