25 days in Central Europe Itinerary

25 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and shop like a local with Ulica Florianska.

Plan my day in Krakow using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Mar del Plata, Argentina to Krakow is an approximately 27-hour combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mar del Plata to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In January, Krakow is colder than Mar del Plata - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Koller Gallery and House of Terror Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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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.
Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Dorotheum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mariahilfer Strasse.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planning website.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
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.
Shop till you drop at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Katie Feygie Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Kunstkomora, see the interesting displays at Powder Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague online itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Pergamonmuseum and Klassenfeind Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Gallery Heike Arndt DK and Sammlung Hoffmanfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, view the masterpieces at Soviet Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin visit planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Franziskanerkirche. Get in touch with nature at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Buchensteinwand Ski Area (in St. Ulrich am Pillersee) and Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee (in Walchsee). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder site.

You can fly from Berlin to Salzburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Buchensteinwand Ski Area, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee
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Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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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 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then view the masterpieces at Gallerie Thomas, and finally contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Hegemann.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Munich trip builder tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich tour planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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