8 days in Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

8 days in Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  5 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lobkowicz Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online road trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Kostel sv. Mikuláše ©
Kostel sv. Mikuláše

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Michael Archangel, stroll around The Castle Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Church of St. Michael Archangel
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
The Castle Garden ©
The Castle Garden

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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 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg holiday planner.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, get outside with Bergisel Ski Jump, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck day trip planner .

Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Rosshutte
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Melk Abbey and Ringstrasse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and Leopold Museum. Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Klangturm St. Polten in Sankt Polten, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the striking features of Rathaus, and have fun at Time Travel Vienna.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker app .

Getting from Innsbruck to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Klangturm St. Polten
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

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