16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Samara, Russia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Samara, Russia

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary app .

Samara, Russia to Budapest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Samara Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Samara in September, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Nymphenburg Palace, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 11th (Wed): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at 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. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, then steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin day trip tool .

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
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.
On the 14th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague visit app .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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