17 days in Austria, Poland & Prague Itinerary

17 days in Austria, Poland & Prague Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Zakopane, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Charles Bridge and Staromestske namesti. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, and explore the historical opulence of Old Royal Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Prague is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Prague hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip maker tool.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Zakopane on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes · Shopping

Side Trip

Zakopane, Poland

— 4 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Bring the kids along to Gubalowka and Pieniński Park Narodowy. Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Terma Bania (in Bialka Tatrzanska). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, cool off at Aqua Park Zakopane, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Orla Perc Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip planning website.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zakopane, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Albertina, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, and stroll around Volksgarten.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Zakopane in July, things will get a bit warmer in Vienna: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Zell am See, Austria

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Zell Am See, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zell am See online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Salzburg to Zell am See by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.