18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest journey maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), and finally don't miss a visit to Main Market Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower, then have some family-friendly fun at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Gokarting Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Axe Nation - axe throwing club ©
Axe Nation - axe throwing club
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Main Market Square ©
Main Market Square

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Pergamon Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich driving holiday planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

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

2
nights
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 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg day trip website .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) ©
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna driving holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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