13 days in Central Europe Itinerary

13 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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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 14th (Sat): take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, then don't miss a visit to St. Florian's Gate, and finally browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Ghetto Heroes Square, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip maker site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Krakow is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect Krakow to be cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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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 16th (Mon), take a stroll through Lesser Town, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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2
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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.
On the 18th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums
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1
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Munich, Germany

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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then walk around English Garden, then admire the striking features of Asamkirche, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel route builder.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna tour planning tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning tool.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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