16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, and then hunt for treasures at Flohmarkt Burkliplatz.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Altstadt Luzern
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection ©
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin, buy something for everyone on your list at KulturBrauerei, then stroll around Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder website .

Getting from Zurich to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Tours Museums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
KulturBrauerei ©
KulturBrauerei
Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin ©
Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin

3
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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.
Head to Artel and Lobkowicz Palacefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, buy something for everyone on your list at A|X Praha Palladium, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Artel ©
Artel
A|X Praha Palladium ©
A|X Praha Palladium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then browse the different shops at Lodenfrey Muenchen am Dom, and finally stop by Ingo Maurer Showroom.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and finally browse the different shops at EUROPARK.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Getreidegasse ©
Getreidegasse
EUROPARK ©
EUROPARK

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the wide array of goods at Meinl am Graben, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dorotheum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Mariahilfer Strasse, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally look for gifts at Altmann & Kühne.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt

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.
Do your shopping at Central Market Hall and Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, make a trip to Vaci Street, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, and stop by Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop.

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

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
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Central Market Hall ©
Central Market Hall
Thermal Spas
Vaci Street ©
Vaci Street

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