16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe trip planner
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and meet the residents at Zoo Berlin.

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Atlanta, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally don't miss a visit to Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namEsti). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get great views at Petřín.

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Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Krakow are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip app.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg holiday planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Munich, Germany — 2 nights

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 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and then stroll around English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

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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 September, daytime highs in Munich are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11: