14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Daytona Beach, United States
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 30 min
End: Daytona Beach, United States

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Salzburg, Austria

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Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg vacation builder website .

Daytona Beach, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Daytona Beach to Salzburg. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Daytona Beach in February, with highs in Salzburg at 41°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

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Deutsches Museum
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Marienplatz
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Nymphenburg Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, then steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest online visit planner .

Getting from Munich to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

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Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
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Matthias Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Maria Am Gestade. On the next day, make a trip to Stephansplatz, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

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Schonbrunn Palace
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St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and then have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Berlin, Germany

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 5th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sat).

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Brandenburg Gate

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