12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

12 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Berlin, Germany

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.
On the 18th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Huntsville, USA to Berlin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Berlin is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague

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.
On the 20th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Stephansplatz, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 24th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. On the next day, stroll through Mirabell Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg route builder.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Mon), take a tour by water with Sciffmandli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhine Falls, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Zurich in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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