23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Escape the urban bustle at Schmetterlingshorst and Grunewald Forest. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, get outside with Drachenberg, take in the exciting artwork at Group Global 3000, and explore the world behind art at Sammlung Hoffman.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin online trip builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Berlin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, let your taste buds guide you at Prague for Two, shop like a local with Shevchuk Art Gallery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower.

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You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Vaci Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at City Park Városliget and Palatinus Strandfürdő. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, get your game on at Mackafe (cat cafe), and then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Naschmarkt will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, look for gifts at Xocolat, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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