18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Charlotte, United States

1
night
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 21st (Mon): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online tour itinerary planner .

Charlotte, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Munich. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

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 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online vacation planner .

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled, then head off the coast to Bled Island, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and finally stroll through Mala Osojnica.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bled tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Bled sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, get your game on at E- Exit Escape Game, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip site .

You can drive from Bled to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

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: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

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You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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