24 days in Central Europe Itinerary

24 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Victory Column (Siegessaule) and Deutsches Historisches Museum. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berlin travel route website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Berlin is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and St. Peter's Church. The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haus der Natur and Untersberg. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), raise your glass at Augustiner Braustubl, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg route app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument and Lobkowicz Palace. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, make a trip to Rudolfinum, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague travel planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Albertina and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip maker .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Albertina ©
Albertina

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buda Castle and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, soothe aching muscles at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

For photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planning site .

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Buda Castle ©
Buda 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polish Aviation Museum and Rynek (Old Square) Underground. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa, have some family-friendly fun at Gokarting Center, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Krakow road trip website .

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Polish Aviation Museum ©
Polish Aviation Museum
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground

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