23 days in Austria, Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

23 days in Austria, Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

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23 days in Austria, Germany & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Hintertuxer Glecier (in Hintertux) and Mittelberg Gletscherexpress - Pitztaler Gletscherbahn (in Mittelberg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Innsbruck at 6°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hintertuxer Glecier, Mittelberg Gletscherexpress - Pitztaler Gletscherbahn, Pfarrkirche Fulpmes
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planner .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Buchensteinwand Ski Area in St. Ulrich am Pillersee, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip builder .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Buchensteinwand Ski Area
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

4
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then make a trip to Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, don't miss a visit to Vitkuv Hradek, then see the interesting displays at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov, and finally don't miss a visit to Former Jesuit Seminary.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov tour planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

4
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 StaromEstske namEsti, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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