12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  18 h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Chennai, India

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then ponder the world of politics at Neues Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along English Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flaucher, and then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder.

Chennai (Madras), India to Munich is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Munich. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai (Madras) in December, with highs in Munich at 6°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Museums
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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.
On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and then get to know the fascinating history of Checkpoint Charlie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Berlin sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Devil's Channel, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Jewish Museum in Prague ©
Jewish Museum in Prague

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Schoenbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and make a trip to Rathaus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip generator.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Danube, then steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial, then examine the collection at House of Terror, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest vacation planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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