18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin online journey planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Berlin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Berlin is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Prague trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, then make a trip to Heldenplatz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna visit site .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally make a trip to CS Galerie.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip site .

Getting from Budapest to Salzburg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Neuschwanstein Castle. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Neuschwanstein Castle
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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