15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe journey maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Muscat, Oman

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest vacation planner .

Muscat, Oman to Budapest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Budapest is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in September, with highs in Budapest at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna trip maker .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich journey planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague road trip tool .

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, then see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

Similar Plans

16 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Western Europe & Central Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Central Europe, Venice & Rome BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM HONDURAS November, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 49 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Central Europe & Como BY A USER FROM FINLAND August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM LEBANON November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans