17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town Square, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Charles Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
day
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oswiecim journey planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Oswiecim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

3
nights
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice).

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Krakow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Krakow in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip tool .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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