10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Munich, Germany
— 1 night


Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sat), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and then don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

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San Francisco, USA to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Budapest. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in March, with highs in Budapest at 54°F and lows at 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Spas
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
On the 6th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then make a trip to Stephansplatz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Prague.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spanish Synagogue and Petrin Tower. Kids will enjoy Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

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Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sat), get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

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Getting from Prague to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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