31 days in Central Europe, Rome & Florence Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe, Rome & Florence Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 8 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights

4
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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Rathausplatz. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and take an in-depth tour of Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip itinerary maker.

Dothan, USA to Vienna is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dothan to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dothan in December, you will find days in Vienna are colder (41°F), and nights are a bit cooler (31°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg journey app.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Burgersaalkirche and Heiliggeistkirche. BMW Museum and Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the galleries of BMW Headquarters, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and stroll around Theresienwiese.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lobkowicz Palace and Gallery of Steel Figures. Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha, and admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

8
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Rome is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science and Pitti Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence visit planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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