15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Springfield, United States
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Springfield, United States

3
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum Island and Berlin Wall Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), examine the collection at Berlin Wall Museum (Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie), and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Springfield, USA to Berlin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Berlin is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Springfield in April, with highs in Berlin at 59°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Town Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Old Town (Stare Mesto).

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Getting from Berlin to Prague by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
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Old Town Square

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

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Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
days
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.
Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Schönbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), and pause for some serene contemplation at Schottenkirche.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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