30 days in Central Europe

30 days in Central Europe

Jim Callcut

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30 days in Central Europe

Start: Dothan, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Dothan, United States

5
nights
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.
You've added Hofgarten, Deutsches Museum, Marienplatz, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan and Maximilian I. Kurfurst von Bayern. Get some historical perspective at Katholische Kirche St. Jakob and Badenburg Palace. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Spaten Brauerei and don't miss a visit to Promenadeplatz.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

Dothan, USA to Munich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dothan to Munich, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dothan, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dachau
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
Pinakothek der Moderne ©
Pinakothek der Moderne

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme as well as Linzergasse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kommune Gruft and Casino Salzburg. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster, make a trip to Marien Statue, appreciate the history behind Gurken, and stop by Fisch Krieg.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
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Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme ©
Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme
Kommune Gruft ©
Kommune Gruft
Kapuzinerkloster ©
Kapuzinerkloster

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MuseumsQuartier Wien as well as Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art and Historic Center of Vienna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Wasserturm Wienna and Mariahilfer Kirche for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bank Austria Kunstforum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bank Austria Kunstforum ©
Bank Austria Kunstforum
Wasserturm Wienna ©
Wasserturm Wienna

7
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.
You've added Rudolfinum, Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, Lobkowicz Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Karel Zeman Museum and Mihulka Powder Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Klaus synagogue and Kostel sv. Petra a Pavla. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of KGB Museum, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and steep yourself in history at Prasna brana.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Rudolfinum ©
Rudolfinum
Karel Zeman Museum ©
Karel Zeman Museum
Mihulka Powder Tower ©
Mihulka Powder Tower

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