18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Berlin, Germany
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Toronto, Canada

3
days
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, make a trip to Marienplatz, and stroll through Olympiapark.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online travel route planner .

Berlin to Munich is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Albertina, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Vienna by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Munich in July, Vienna is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Budapest.

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

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 24th (Tue) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest route builder site .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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

4
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: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, stroll through Petřín, and take a stroll through Old Town Square.

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Fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
days
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 30th (Mon), snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), then don't miss a visit to Altstadt (Old Town), then make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), and finally step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg). On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Goethe House, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then don't miss a visit to Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof, and finally admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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Heidelberg
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Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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