26 days in Poland, Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

26 days in Poland, Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mayrhofen, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oetz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive to Innsbruck Airport, Fly to Vienna
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Family-friendly places like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Walking tours will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, and get your game on at Bubble Football & More by Bumper Ball Experiences.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Krakow is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Krakow. In August, Krakow is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kids will enjoy Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Venture out of the city with trips to Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mirabell Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mayrhofen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mayrhofen, Austria

— 3 nights
Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal (Ziller river valley) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Family-friendly places like Walking Trails and Stillup Stausee will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mayrhofen: Zillertaler Hohenstrasse (in Hippach) and Schlegeisspeicher (in Ginzling). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Actionclub Zillertal, trek along Berliner Huette, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Hippach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mayrhofen road trip planning website.

Getting from Salzburg to Mayrhofen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oetz.

Things to do in Mayrhofen

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Oetz, Austria

— 1 night
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Otzi-Dorf, get in on the family fun at Alpine Coaster, then find something for the whole family at AREA 47, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Piburger See.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oetz trip planning website.

Getting from Mayrhofen to Oetz by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Oetz

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, walk around Prater, and admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna vacation builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oetz to Vienna. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then pause for some photo ops at St. Anna's Column (Annasaule), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip website.

Getting from Vienna to Innsbruck by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.