10 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Germany Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Hofburg. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Vienna is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Vienna. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Vienna reach 19°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus, then get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Latran houses, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Let the collections at Narodni Galerie Praha and Jewish Museum in Prague capture your imagination. There's much more to do: stop by Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Czech Republic travel guide

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From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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