The Guide To A European Road Trip - In Winter


Everything you need to know about taking a road trip through Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria in the winter time.

In November 2016 we took a road trip around Germany and Eastern Europe for 15 days.

Below is our full itinerary, how to pack your car, where to stay, how easy it is to park your car, what to pack and all about tolls and vignettes and currency…

Day 1 Flight from Southampton to Munich

Journey time 30 mins from airport to hotel

Accommodation Ibis hotel Feldkirken £37pn

Nights stayed 1

Parking Free parking at hotel. Feldkirken S-bhan station just 4 minute with free parking, €2 each way into city

Top sights Marienplatz, Old Rat Haus, Neus Rathaus, Frauenkirke, various Brauhaus

Day 2 +3 Munich to Nurnberg and to Prague

Journey time Munich to Nuremberg 187km, 2 hours . Nuremberg to Prague 300km 3 hours

Accommodation AirBnB studio apartment £54 pn, would highly recommend. 20 minutes on tram to centre

Nights stayed 2

Parking Free on street parking

Top Sights Nuremberg - Christmas market, Church, Castle, where Hitler held Propaganda rallies. Prague-

Charles Bridge, Prague castle (Pražsky hrad), Astronomical clock, Church of Our lady before Tyn, Wenceslas Square, The old town (Staré Mesto). Eat Goulash and Trdelník- chimney cake.

Day 4 + 5 + 6 Prague to Dresden then Berlin

Journey time Prague to Dresden 150km, 1 hour 50. Dresden to Berlin - 194km 2hr 10

Accommodation AirBnB £56pn. Located a train ride away from Alexanderplatz €7 day ticket on train

Nights Stayed 3

Parking On street. Be aware if entering the main city centre you need a parking permit

Top Sights Dresden- Frauenkirke, Dresden cathedral. Berlin - Bundestag, The Memorial To The Murdered Jews Of Europe. Topography of Terror, Brandenburg Gate. Checkpoint Charlie. Berliner Dom, Alexanderplatz. Berlin wall.

Check out our free and cheap things to see and do in Berlin

Day 7 + 8 Berlin to Krakow

Journey time 600km 6 hours to Krakow. Krakow to Auschwitz 70km, 1 hour 10

AccommodationAirBnB Stunning large modern apartment, a nice stroll or tram ride to main town, highly recommend. £45pn

Nights stayed 2

Parking secure underground parking included

Top Sights Auschwitz, Shindlers factory, Jewish ghetto. Main square- Rynek Główny

Day 9 + 10 + 11 Krakow to Hungary via Slovakia

Journey time Krakow to Budapest 395 km, 6 hours

Accommodation Spacious quirky building, highly recommend. AirBnB £28pn

Nights stayed 3

Parking free weekend on street parking, week days secure car park €7pd

Top Sights Slovakia- countryside, look out for castles. Budapest - Christmas markets, city sightseeing bus €22 for 48hrs inc. Danube river cruise. Parliament, Buda Castle, Chain Bridge, Heroes Square,Gellért Hill, Fishermans Bastion. Have a drink or food in New York café.

Check out our Budapest photo diary

Day 12 Hungary to Vienna to Salzburg

Journey time Budapest to Vienna 243km, 2 and half hours. Vienna to Salzburg 296km, 2 and half hours

Accommodation expedia apartment, would recommend somewhere else

Nights stayed 1

Parking free on site

Top Sights Vienna- Opera house, St Stephans Dom, Christmas markets, Schoenbrunn Schloss. Salzburg -

Mozart house, Christmas market, Sound Of Music tour. Hangar 7- filled with Red Bull memorabilia.