16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Berlin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Pestsäule. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Liberty Statue. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg visit app.

Drive from Budapest to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): trek along 5 Lakes Walk, explore the activities along Stellisee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zermatt in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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Drive from Zermatt to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, then stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schynige Platte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip builder tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the activities along Aare River, admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bern travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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