15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Cuiaba, Brazil
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Cuiaba, Brazil

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning tool .

Cuiaba, Brazil to Budapest is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cuiaba to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cuiaba in August: highs in Budapest hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Albertina and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunn Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vienna sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salzburg using our trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Old Jewish Cemetery, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then wander the streets of Mala strana, and finally wander the streets of Castle District.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of HistoryLand, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of European Solidarity Centre, take a stroll through Old Town, then shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gdansk online tour planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Krakow, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©

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