16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally get your game on at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, and finally make a trip to Moser Sales Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

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Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then get your game on at Bubble Football & More by Bumper Ball Experiences, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at Staatsopernmuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning tool .

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

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
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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