21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

21 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Muscat, Oman

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich driving holiday tool.

Muscat, Oman to Zurich is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Zurich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal

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 5th (Sun), explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

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

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna journey planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt

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: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague day trip website.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip planning website.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: visit Stare Miasto, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower.

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You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

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