15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Curitiba, Brazil
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

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 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg holiday maker app.

Curitiba, Brazil to Salzburg is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Curitiba to Salzburg, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Salzburg is a bit cooler than Curitiba - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
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 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munich online travel planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

1
night
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gdansk itinerary builder.

Getting from Munich to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gdansk are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sopot Beach
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Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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.
On the 19th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

Plan trip to Vienna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Prague, make a side trip to see St Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora, approximately Kutna Hora away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip planning website.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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