26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Chennai, India

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, and browse the different shops at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krakow holiday planning website .

Chennai, India to Krakow is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Krakow is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect Krakow to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

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

4
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: take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Petřín, and take a stroll through Old Town Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague online trip planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

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

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, appreciate the history behind Plague Column, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, and finally explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov online holiday maker .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centre ©
Egon Schiele Art Centre
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

#Historic Sites
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Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz
Hallstatt Skywalk ©

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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Albertina, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday app .

Drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and stroll through Bratislava Forest Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava road trip app .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Bratislava sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Devin Castle (hrad) ©
Devin Castle (hrad)
Slavin War Memorial ©
Slavin War Memorial
Michael's Gate (Michalska brana) ©
Michael's Gate (Michalska brana)

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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip site .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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