24 days in Central Europe Itinerary

24 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) and Wawel Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Old Town and Wawel Royal Castle. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, steep yourself in history at Ulica Florianska, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Krakow is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Krakow is 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Krakow reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Pergamon Museum, then stop by Konditorei Rabien, and then steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus, stop by Boxoffberlin, then look for gifts at Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Boxoffberlin ©
Boxoffberlin
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Head to Artel and Manufakturafor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town Square, stop by TONAK Flagship Store, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and view the masterpieces at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
Attractions like Fisherman's Bastion and Vaci Street make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andrassy Avenue and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, look for gifts at Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and make a trip to Hősök tere.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning website .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Weingut Nikolaihof and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Step out of Vienna to go to Kirchberg am Wagram and see Weritas Wagram, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and look for gifts at Altmann & Kühne.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Weritas Wagram, Weingut Nikolaihof
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), savor the flavors at Schranne Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On your second day here, stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, stop by Swarovski Shop, take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then stop by Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio and MojaCokolada.Si. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galerija Fotografija and Ljubljana Old Town. The adventure continues: stop by Skusek.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In February, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio
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Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio ©
Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Confiserie Teuscher, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then stop by CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop, then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), stop by Max Chocolatier, then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and finally look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

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You can fly from Ljubljana to Zurich in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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