18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Train
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Bus to Bohumin, Train to Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights

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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See, and finally stop by Rausch Schokoladenhaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn something new at Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt, then take a stroll through Kurfurstendamm, then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally look for gifts at Konditorei Rabien.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stop by Speckeria and then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Innsbruck takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohe Wand Wiese and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Shopping
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Andrassy Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip website.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brno.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Brno, Czech Republic

— 1 night

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Brno Technical Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Pernstejn Castle. On your second day here, look for gifts at Olympia Brno, then learn about winemaking at Sonberk, then step into the grandiose world of Spilberk Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Brno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and then don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and finally hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

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Drive from Brno to Krakow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Vridelni kolonada and Czech Paradise. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobkowicz Palace and Cayman Travel. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Krakow to Prague in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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