8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  11 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Pune, India

1
night
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 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Pune, India to Vienna is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Pune to Vienna, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town Square, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prague online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in May: highs in Prague hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

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

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.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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