34 days in Central Europe, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

34 days in Central Europe, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Start: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 19 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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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, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Vienna is an approximately 24- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tegucigalpa to Vienna. Traveling from Tegucigalpa in December, expect Vienna to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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hours
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary tool.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife Tours Museums
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Consorcio de Toledo Patrimonio desconocido, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more), Monasterio Cisterciense de San Bernardo (in Alcala De Henares) and Segovia (Iglesia de San Sebastian, Puerto De Cotos, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, see where the action happens at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Madrid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Monasterio Cisterciense de San Bernardo
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Food Tours
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the next day, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Arquivo Historico da Cidade de Barcelona.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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