25 days in Central Europe Itinerary

25 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Mar del Plata, Argentina

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Stare Miasto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary builder site .

Mar del Plata, Argentina to Krakow is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or 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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mar del Plata in January, with highs in Krakow at 1°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
Let the collections at Koller Gallery and House of Terror Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Historic Center of Vienna and Graben and Kohlmarkt. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, steep yourself in history at Maria Am Gestade, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna route planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Schwarzenberg Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to 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

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. Head to Sammlung Hoffman and Soviet Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Heike Arndt DK, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Franziskanerkirche are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salzburg Cathedral and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Ellmau Ski Resort and Village (in Ellmau), Buchensteinwand Ski Area (in St. Ulrich am Pillersee) and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (in Soll). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Salzburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallerie Thomas, and finally contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, then take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie, then admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Hegemann.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munich holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the exciting artwork at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

Start your trip to Zurich by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to 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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