12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, make a trip to East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, thenmake a trip to Reichstag Building, thensteep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planning tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Krakow travel route site.

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Krakow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kazinczy utcai Zsinagóga, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, thenexplore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thensteep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadel.

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Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mozarthaus Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, thenexplore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, thenadmire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, thencontemplate the long history of Muller Villa, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thensteep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), thenstroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg sightseeing planner.

Getting from Prague to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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