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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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Budapest is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Budapest is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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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 (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Hofburg and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, 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 reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krakow itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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Gdansk, Poland

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Brzezno Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanktuarium Matki Bozej Brzemiennej, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sts. Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jelitkowo Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then kick back and relax at Sobieszewo Beach, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Gdansk online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Strandbad Muggelsee, then contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary planning website.

Drive from Gdansk to Berlin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums
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