23 days in Central Europe Itinerary

23 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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.
Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier Wien. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, steep yourself in history at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna tour planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Vienna. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Vienna reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Vaci Street. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest holiday site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Galleries Coco Art. Popular historic sites such as Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip planning app.

Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in June: highs in Krakow hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal 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.
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Kunstkomora will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. And it doesn't end there: stop by Lesser Town, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, explore the galleries of Powder Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip planning site.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Klassenfeind Gallery or Camera Work. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Head to Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Atelier Thomas Selingerfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg attractions planner.

Getting from Berlin to Salzburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Hegemann, thenwander the streets of Haidhausen, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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