23 days in Lisbon & Central Europe Itinerary

23 days in Lisbon & Central Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've added Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Rossio Square, Rua Augusta, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), make a trip to Rua Augusta, don't miss a visit to Time Out Market Lisboa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally take a stroll through Bairro Alto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, take a stroll through Rossio Square, then step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, and finally visit Alfama.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Classes
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Deutsches Historisches Museum, Charlottenburg Palace, Berliner Dom, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mitte and Karl-Marx-Allee. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berlin vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Berlin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, learn about all things military at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then wander the streets of Praga Polnoc, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then stroll through Gorka Szczesliwicka, and finally don't miss a visit to Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw road trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Warsaw by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Lost Souls Alley and Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu). Popular historic sites such as Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, learn something new at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Krakow driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Classes
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Budapest Pinball Museum and Liberty Statue. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom, approximately Esztergom away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, contemplate the long history of Citadel, and admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Krakow, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ringstrasse and Karlskirche. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, steep yourself in history at Kaisergruft, and admire the landmark architecture of Cafe Gloriette.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip builder site.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Your day by day itinerary now includes Rossio Square, Time Out Market Lisboa, Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, then wander the streets of Bairro Alto, and finally wander the streets of Cidade Baixa. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, wander the streets of Rossio Square, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), pick up some new kitchen skills with Time Out Market Lisboa, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in April, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15: