15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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: 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 explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest attractions planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Budapest is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gaborone to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Gaborone in January, with highs in Budapest at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Hofburg, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna visit planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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 7th (Tue): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip site.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip planning website.

Getting from Berlin to Salzburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

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Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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