15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanssouci Park and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Change things up with a short trip to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary website.

Chicago, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Berlin is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Sanssouci Park
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Walking tours
Sanssouci Park ©
Sanssouci Park
Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt

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 5th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
nights
Munich, Germany

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 7th (Thu): get curious at Deutsches Museum and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip app.

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Museums Childrens Museums
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

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You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the striking features of Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, and finally admire the striking features of Cafe Gloriette.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek ©
Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

2
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Budapest, Hungary

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 13th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to 3d Gallery Budapest, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum.

Plan trip to Budapest with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

1
night
Krakow, Poland

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy

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