26 days in Central Europe Itinerary

26 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  5 h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
End: Vienna, Austria

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Planten un Blomen, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg tour itinerary builder.

Budapest, Hungary to Hamburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Hamburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berlin vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

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

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague vacation planning app.

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Interlaken (Harderkulm, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern visit planner.

You can fly from Prague to Bern in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in December, plan for little chillier nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, thenexplore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, thentake in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, thensteep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck route planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, make a trip to Mozartplatz, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip app.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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