16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

San Francisco, United States
subway + Fly:  16​h 15​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
San Francisco, United States

5
days
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Old Town Square, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Prague is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Prague, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
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St. Vitus Cathedral

4
days
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory, and don't miss a visit to Main Market Square.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow online trip builder .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum ©
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Spend the 11th (Wed) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest attractions website .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

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Thermal Spas
Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
days
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and stop by FreyWille.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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