11 days in Central Europe Itinerary

11 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague trip app.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Prague sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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 15th (Sat): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna road trip site.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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