22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Malaga, Spain

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.
On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then explore the activities along English Garden.

Plan my day in Munich using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Malaga, Spain to Munich is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in August, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Scavenger Escape Salzburg.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 12th (Wed), putt your heart out at Mini Golf Bled, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then stroll through Straza Bled, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bled day trip tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Bled by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Haus der Musik Wien will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bled to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

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.
Attractions like Halaszbastya and Szechenyi Chain Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
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.
Attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and HistoryLand make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Krakow to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
BAD AXE Throwing Krakow ©
BAD AXE Throwing Krakow

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.
Bring the kids along to Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, get your game on at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip builder app.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin ©

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