45 days in Czech Republic & Baghdad Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 8 nights
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Liberec, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Hrensko, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Kvilda, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Telc, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Blansko, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Baghdad, Iraq
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Prague, Czech Republic — 8 nights

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.
Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague road trip tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Prague is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Baghdad in November, plan for cooler days in Prague, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liberec.
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Liberec, Czech Republic — 3 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Beach and Mumlava Waterfall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hejnice Basilica and Kostel Boziho Srdce Pane. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liberec: SKODA Museum (in Mlada Boleslav) and Czech Paradise (in Turnov).

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Liberec trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Prague to Liberec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hrensko.
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Hrensko, Czech Republic — 4 nights

Hřensko is a small village of approximately 320 inhabitants in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic on the border with Germany. Let the collections at Regional Museum LitomErice and Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Dolsky Mlyn and Church of St James the Greater are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hrensko: Lord's Rock (in Kamenicky Senov), Usti nad Labem (Forum Usti nad Labem & Zamecek VEtruse) and Bohemian COTTAGE (in Krasna Lipa). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Czech - Saxon Switzerland, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the views from Old Town Bridge (Staromestsky Most), and delve into the distant past at Saunstejn Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hrensko road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Liberec to Hrensko in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hrensko are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Karlovy Vary.
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic — 5 nights

Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Naucna stezka Kladska and Vridelni kolonada. Get some cultural insight at GaVu Cheb and RAFINAD Parfumerie. Venture out of the city with trips to Pilsen (St Bartholomew's Cathedral, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, &more), Marianske Lazne (Colonnade & Zpivajici fontana) and Retromusem (in Cheb). There's still lots to do: trek along Diana Lookout Tower, contemplate the long history of Loket Castle, see the interesting displays at Vanocni dum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House Karlovy Vary.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Karlovy Vary driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hrensko to Karlovy Vary by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hrensko in December; daily highs in Karlovy Vary reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kvilda.
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Kvilda, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Kvilda is a village in Prachatice District, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of historical motorcycles Kasperske Hory, see the interesting displays at Museum of Sumava, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kvilda - The source of Vltava, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Sumava National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sovi voliery, then identify plant and animal life at Chalupska Slat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Visitor Center Kvilda - deer and rye range, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Jezerni Slat.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kvilda visit website.

Traveling by car from Karlovy Vary to Kvilda takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kvilda can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 6 nights

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.
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel and Muzeum obchodu Cesky Krumlov are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Dum StEpanka Netolickeho and Masaryk Square. Get out of town with these interesting Cesky Krumlov side-trips: Marshland Nature Reserve Borkovicka (in Borkovice), Pisek (Pisek Mountains & Putimska Gate (Putimska Brana)) and Museum of Historic Vehicles and Agricultural Equipment (in Tyn nad Vltavou). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Marie, explore the activities along Lipno Lake, and see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kvilda to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Telc.
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Telc, Czech Republic — 3 nights

Telč is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic. Get some cultural insight at Telcsky dum and Zamek Zdar nad Sazavou. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St. James (Kostel sv. Jakuba) and Loucky Monastery. Explore Telc's surroundings by going to Znojmo (Excalibur City & St. Nicholas Church (Kostel svate Mikulase)) and Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore (in Zdar nad Sazavou). The adventure continues: tee off at Golf Resort Telc, admire the landmark architecture of House no 15, take a stroll through Historic Centre of Telc, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Telc route planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Telc takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Telc are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Blansko.
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Blansko, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Moravian Karst, Head underground at Punkva Caves, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Propast Macocha. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Pivovar Cerna Hora, a.s., then explore the historical opulence of Pernstejn Castle, then see the interesting displays at Centrum Bohuslava Martinu, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cinta Muraria Gotica Di Policka.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Blansko road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telc to Blansko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December in Blansko, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Roznov pod Radhostem.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic — 4 nights

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is a town in Zlín Region, Czech Republic.It has 16.789 citizens. Get in touch with nature at Natural Swimming Pool Na Stanoch and Stezka Valaska. Wallachian Open Air Museum and Hukvaldy Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roznov pod Radhostem: Golf & Ski Resort Ostravice (in Ostravice), Minipivovar hukvaldy (in Hukvaldy) and Heipark Tosovice (in Odry). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Valassky Golf Club, hike along Stezka Valaska, steep yourself in history at Old Town Square Novy Jicin, and relax and rejuvenate at Beer Spa.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Roznov pod Radhostem trip maker site.

You can drive from Blansko to Roznov pod Radhostem in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Blansko in December, with highs in Roznov pod Radhostem at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Baghdad.
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Baghdad, Iraq — 7 nights

It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Babylon and Al Yassin Mosque. Head to Babylon Mall and Baghdad Mallfor some retail therapy. Step out of Baghdad with an excursion to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel in Karbala--about 1h 45 min away. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bunnia Mosque, don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument, and admire the striking features of Al-Rahman mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baghdad sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Roznov pod Radhostem to Baghdad. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Roznov pod Radhostem to Baghdad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roznov pod Radhostem in December, expect nights in Baghdad to be somewhat warmer, around 7°C, while days are warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Czech Republic travel guide

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Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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