9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Strasbourg, France
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 day
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Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg travel itinerary planner.

Paris to Strasbourg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Strasbourg

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Krakow

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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava vacation planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Bratislava in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna tour planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest travel planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Budapest

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Munich, Germany

— 1 day

Village of a Million People

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.
Allianz Arena has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): catch a live event at Allianz Arena and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany

— 1 night

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Dom zu Worms.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mannheim trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Mannheim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Munich in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mannheim: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites

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