16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Samara, Russia
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest attractions planning website.

Samara, Russia to Budapest is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Samara Standard Time (SAMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Samara, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna journey maker.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums 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, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thensee the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, thenget curious at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the next day, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally stroll around English Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

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

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 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, thenpause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thendon't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Berlin sightseeing planning tool.

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

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Krakow vacation planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time 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 ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

Before you visit Prague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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