15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Naschmarkt. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna route tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for much colder days in Vienna, with highs around 58°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Halaszbastya and Thermal Spas. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical 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 29th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Prague hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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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 31st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then explore the activities along English Garden. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin route tool .

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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