9 days in Central Europe & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Central Europe & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Central Europe & Paris Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia, United States

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 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Prague is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Prague. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
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 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest route planning app .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, admire the masterpieces at Augustinermuseum, then browse for treasures at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Budapest to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Europa-Park
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustinermuseum ©
Augustinermuseum

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Geneva, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder website .

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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