21 days in Central Europe & Northwest Italy Itinerary

21 days in Central Europe & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, thensteep yourself in history at Matthias Church, thenexamine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenget a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online visit planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Budapest is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in April, things will get colder in Budapest: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online trip builder.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
On the 7th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, thentake in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally visit Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then get your game on at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin holiday planning website.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, thencontemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, thenexamine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thenexplore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, visit Trastevere, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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