27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin vacation tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Berlin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Berlin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get your game on at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

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

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

3
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip tool .

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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 great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

3
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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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munich vacation planning website .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take a stroll through Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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