15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Gaborone, Botswana
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Gaborone, Botswana

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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest route maker tool .

Gaborone, Botswana to Budapest is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Gaborone to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gaborone in January, expect Budapest to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can 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
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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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Staatsopernmuseum, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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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 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Salzburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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 13th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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

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