11 days in Central Europe Itinerary

11 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe trip planner

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

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 15th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, and finally explore the activities along English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Munich. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 76°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague vacation builder app.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 23rd (Tue), meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Museums
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