49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Taipei, Taiwan

7
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning app .

Taipei, Taiwan to Berlin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Taipei to Berlin, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

6
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of Devin Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

7
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Pazmany Peter Catholic University
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder app .

You can take a train from Budapest to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Kitzsteinhorn
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

6
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.
Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip site .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, & more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Würzburg Residence
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Leipzig (St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) & Zoo Leipzig). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, don't miss a visit to Schlossplatz, and examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dresden travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Leipzig
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
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