18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  2​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Dublin, Ireland


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3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally contemplate the long history of Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally make a trip to Old Town Square. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
day
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Cumil, then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle (hrad), and then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava road trip site .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bratislava are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Cumil ©
Cumil

4
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: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Thermal Spas

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then contemplate the long history of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Budapest to Salzburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Asam Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich day trip tool .

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Neuschwanstein Castle
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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