15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Krakow is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Krakow reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and then visit Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip planning website.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.
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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 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then stroll around Theresienwiese.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To plan Salzburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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