10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

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Lyon, France to Munich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

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Traveling by flight from Munich to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vienna, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

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 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then visit Bratislava Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle.

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Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

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You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

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You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Krakow at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Krakow

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