17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

17 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe Trip Planner

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deutsches Museum and Nymphenburg Palace. There's still lots to do: stroll around Theresienwiese, make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and contemplate the long history of Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munich vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Munich at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Wilten, then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally get your game on at Casino Seefeld.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau online itinerary planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning app.

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Budapest, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and finally catch a live performance at Rudolfinum. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16: