30 days in Central Europe

30 days in Central Europe

Jim Callcut

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30 days in Central Europe

Start: Dothan, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dothan, United States

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sony Center, Topography of Terror, Stasi Museum, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Potsdam's Gardens and Sanssouci Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace of Tears and Mitte. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of Raum der Stille am Brandenburger Tor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin online driving holiday planner .

Dothan, USA to Berlin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Stasi Museum ©
Stasi Museum
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lesser Town, National Technical Museum and Prg Tours Praga. Popular historic sites such as The Vrtba Garden and Kostel Sv. Gabriela are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rotunda of St. Martin and Prague Astronomical Clock. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 32°F at night. You will leave for Vienna on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
The Vrtba Garden ©
The Vrtba Garden

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Christmas Market on Rathausplatz, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Concerts in St. Anne’s Church, and other attractions you added. Visit Bergkirche and Stift Heiligenkreuz for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art and Hochstrahlbrunnen. There's more to do: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna and take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Events

Side Trips

Bergkirche, Stift Heiligenkreuz
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
MuseumsQuartier Wien ©
MuseumsQuartier Wien
Stift Heiligenkreuz ©
Stift Heiligenkreuz

6
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 Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst as well as Olympic Tower. Schokoladenmanufaktur Barbara Kronner and German Hunting and Fishing Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt and Trausnitz Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Landshut (Stadtresidenz Landshut & St. Martin's Church), Regensburg (Maria Laeng Kapelle & Basilika St. Emmeram) and Zisterzienserkloster Furstenfeld (in Furstenfeldbruck). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Munter-Haus, make a trip to Ohel Jakob Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Bayerische Staatskanzlei, and take in the spiritual surroundings of New St. John's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Vienna to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Landshut, Murnau, Regensburg, Zisterzienserkloster Furstenfeld, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst ©
Schokoladenmanufaktur Barbara Kronner ©
Munter-Haus ©
Munter-Haus

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