23 days in Lisbon & Central Europe Itinerary

23 days in Lisbon & Central Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Belém Tower, take a stroll around Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): visit Alfama and then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Klassenfeind Gallery and Gallery Heike Arndt DK will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker app.

Fly from Lisbon to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Berlin is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip website.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum obchodu Cesky Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Latran houses, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and House of Terror Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Danube River and Margaret Island. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, about 42 minutes away. See some other sides of Lisbon: stop by Alfama, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon journey planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in April; daily highs in Lisbon reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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