18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Cuiaba, Brazil
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Cuiaba, Brazil

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get your game on at Virtual Reality Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning website .

Cuiaba, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuiaba to Zurich is 5 hours. Traveling from Cuiaba in October, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip app .

Fly from Zurich to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car 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

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 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin online tour planner .

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. On the next day, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest route planner .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online holiday planner .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

3
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 20th (Sun), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, walk around English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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