18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin attractions tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dresden.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stallhof, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then make a trip to Schlossplatz, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dresden route planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then stop by Lesser Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Schwangau (St.Maria und Florian & Schloss Neuschwanstein) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). There's much more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip site.

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Vienna.
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel route app.

You can fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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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.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally don't miss a visit to Corvin Mozi.

Make your Budapest itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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