40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stadel Museum and Schloss Heidelberg. Goethe House and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Frankfurt to go to Heidelberg and see Altstadt (Old Town), which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, admire the striking features of Romer, get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche.

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Manila, Philippines to Frankfurt is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in February, with highs in Frankfurt at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Get some historical perspective at Speicherstadt and St. Michael's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miniatur Wunderland and Alter Elbtunnel. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, take a stroll through Reeperbahn, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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Fly from Frankfurt to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Hamburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and BlackBox Cold War Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip website.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Frauenkirche Dresden. Get some cultural insight at Katholische Hofkirche and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. There's much more to do: hike along Spitzhaus Stairs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

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You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Karlovy Vary.
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic — 3 nights

Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loket Castle and Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Vridelni kolonada and Moser. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlovy Vary: Marianske Lazne (Pravoslavny chram svateho Vladimira, Colonnade, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Diana Lookout Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Mlynska kolonada, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karlovy Vary trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Karlovy Vary takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in February, expect Karlovy Vary to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ceske Budejovice.
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic — 3 nights

Founded eight centuries ago, Ceske Budejovice sits on the confluence of the Vltava and Malse Rivers, enticing visitors with medieval architectural landmarks that include one of the largest town squares in Europe.
Visit The State Chateau of Hluboká and Holasovice for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hussite Museum in Tabor and Museum of Chocolate and Marzipan. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Samson's Fountain, sample the tasty concoctions at Budweiser Brewery (Budejovicky Budvar), take in panoramic vistas at Black tower, and don't miss a visit to NamEsti Premysla Otakara II.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ceske Budejovice trip planner.

Getting from Karlovy Vary to Ceske Budejovice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Czech Repubrick and Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cesky Krumlov Castle and Lavka pod Zamkem. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, explore the activities along Lipno Lake, examine the collection at Muzeum obchodu Cesky Krumlov, and learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov online trip itinerary planner.

Cesky Krumlov is just a short distance from Ceske Budejovice. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Brno.
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Brno, Czech Republic — 3 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Spilberk Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at FILIBERK rodinne vinarstvi and BRNOguide. Take a break from Brno with a short trip to Propast Macocha in Vilemovice, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Tugendhat.

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Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Brno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Brno can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Popular historic sites such as Devin Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Bratislava Castle and Michalska Brana. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Magio Beach, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and admire the local landmark of Fountain of peace.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online trip builder.

Drive from Brno to Bratislava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 5 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Visit Széchenyi Thermal Bath and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

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Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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