12 days in Germany, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Bremen, Germany
— 1 night

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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna attractions planning app.

New York City, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 41°F and lows about 31°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 16th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank and then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Budapest online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Falkenhaus, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally make a trip to Market Square.

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Drive from Budapest to Rothenburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
St. Kilian Cathedral ©
St. Kilian Cathedral
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Berlin, Germany

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 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Bremen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Weserkraftwerk Bremen, don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bremen trip builder website.

Take a train from Berlin to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Bremen are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites
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Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom)
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz

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