23 days in Central Europe Itinerary

23 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  29 h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ulica Florianska, stop by Kacper Ryx Historical Shop, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then take a stroll through Stare Miasto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Wojciech, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Krakow is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In March, Krakow is much colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle and then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): visit Lesser Town, stop by Artel, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Buda Castle. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and make a trip to Vaci Street.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

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 Wien. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and Albertina. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, stop by Das Goldene Wiener Herz, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, look for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then ski along the peaceful trails at Hochgurgl, then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally look for gifts at Cafe Cardinal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher and then hit the slopes at Serlesbahnen.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Stubaier Gletscher, Hochgurgl, Serlesbahnen
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Festung Vitznau for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Titlis and Lake Zurich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Altstadt Luzern). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Festung Vitznau, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town

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