7 days in Central Europe Itinerary

7 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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7 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest visit planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Vienna.

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace. On your second day here, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town Square.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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