18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then have fun and explore at HistoryLand, and finally see the interesting displays at Galeria Figur Stalowych. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Krakow is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Krakow. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Krakow at 5°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and make a trip to Halaszbastya.

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Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to 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 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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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 24th (Tue), explore the activities along English Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
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 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Berlin.

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

4
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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