31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Warsaw is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Warsaw. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Warsaw hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

4
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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BAD AXE Throwing Krakow ©
BAD AXE Throwing Krakow
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich journey planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 18th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, fly down the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Basilika, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Muttereralmpark, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planning website.

You can take a train from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Hall in Tirol
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Muttereralmpark ©
Muttereralmpark
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

Before you visit Salzburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and make a trip to Heroes' Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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