15 days in Central Europe & Venice Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe & Venice Itinerary

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15 days in Central Europe & Venice Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral.

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London, UK to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Prague due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov tour app .

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel
Vltava Sport Service ©
Vltava Sport Service

1
day
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): go for a walk through Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt online day trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip builder app .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Fri), ponder the design of Fountain of peace, then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, and then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town. On your second day here, take in the views from Stary most, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, then don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava route planner .

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Bratislava are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

2
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.
To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, hike along Mala Osojnica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, then get great views at Ojstrica, and finally fly down the slopes at Straza Bled.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bled journey app .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bled takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In April in Bled, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Bohinj
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

1
night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): Head underground at Postojna Cave, Head underground at Skocjan Caves, and then make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Gustarna and then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Postojna trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Bled to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Postojna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tartini Square, Škocjan Caves
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Postojna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Postojna in April, with lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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