18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
2
Dresden, Germany
— Few hours
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Prague Zoo and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mala strana, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower (Rozhledna), and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online day trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Prague is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Prague, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Prague reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Food Tours
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo

few
hours
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Zwinger.

Before you visit Dresden, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Prague to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Dresden sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Zwinger ©
Zwinger

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lobkowicz Palace as well as Sightseeing Prague. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Prague, then view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centre, then see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Salz Welten, then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Lake Hallstatt Explorer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt itinerary app .

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salzburg road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Vienna on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip tool .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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