17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  28​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

2
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.
Visiting Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna Woods will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip builder website .

Karachi, Pakistan to Vienna is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Karachi to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Karachi in October, with highs in Vienna at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

3
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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.
On the 10th (Thu), wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally get where you need to go with Transport Artists. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Prague for Two, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Devil's Channel.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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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 13th (Sun), hike along Pole Mokotowskie, steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw visit planner .

You can fly from Prague to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) ©

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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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krakow trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Roman Beach and City Park Városliget. Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and walk around Margaret Island.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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