21 days in Central Europe & Zagreb Itinerary

21 days in Central Europe & Zagreb Itinerary

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21 days in Central Europe & Zagreb Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online tour itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

2
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.
On the 8th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

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 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, and then walk around English Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
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 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planning site .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and Rathaus. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Halaszbastya and Thermal Spas. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, get in on the family fun at Visegradi Bobpalya, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Town Hall, Chapel Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Budapest to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then appreciate the history behind Plaque of Nikola Tesla, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Maksimir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, look and learn at Zagreb Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb visit planner.

Fly from Zurich to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Zagreb Observatory ©
Zagreb Observatory

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