8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Malmo, Sweden
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
End: Malmo, Sweden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building.

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Malmo, Sweden to Berlin is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

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Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Danube River, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parliament. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and finally don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

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You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Vienna.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the striking features of Rathaus, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

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Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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