16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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

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.
Head to DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Smaltumfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hradcany and Lesser Town. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

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

Philadelphia, USA to Prague is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Prague. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Prague at 72°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thenshop like a local with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, thensteep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at EUROPARK.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Albertina and Stephansplatz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Copa Beach.

Make your Vienna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Albertina ©
Albertina

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 16th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, wander the streets of Vaci Street, take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Roman Beach, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, thentake a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, and finally savor the flavors at Central Market Hall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest visit planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), thenexplore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rynek (Old Square) Underground. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, visit Stare Miasto, thentake a stroll through Ulica Florianska, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleries Coco Art.

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You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), wander the streets of Old Town, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Jelitkowo Beach, thenget outside with Sopot Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in June, you will find days in Gdansk are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Gdansk

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Sopot
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Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach

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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 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, thenpause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Gdansk to Berlin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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