16 days in Austria, Eastern Europe & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Eastern Europe & Munich Itinerary

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16 days in Austria, Eastern Europe & Munich Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong, China

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 7th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then stop by Lesser Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague holiday site.

Hong Kong, China to Prague is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Hong Kong in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Prague: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 9th (Thu): explore the activities along English Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then make a trip to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich online itinerary planner.

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Old Town and then go deep underground at Salzwelten.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Obertraun
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online attractions planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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