37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 45 min
11
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buda Castle. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Indianapolis, USA to Budapest is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Indianapolis to Budapest, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schonbrunner Gardens. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Wolfgang, Lammerklamm, Hallstatter See, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hike along Lammerklamm, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wolfgang, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then explore the activities along Hallstatter See, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg holiday planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Wolfgang, Hallstatter See
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lobkowicz Palace as well as Lesser Town. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. March in Prague sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

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

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as Stare Miasto. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krakow online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Prague to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Krakow, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich and then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw itinerary planner.

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Berliner Dom. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin travel route app.

Fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
The Dresden Zwinger has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, visit Elbufer Dresden, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Dresden, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 33°F at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then appreciate the history behind Cumil, and finally take in the views from Stary most. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): ponder the design of Fountain of peace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Bratislava in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Dresden in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bratislava: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

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

3
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.
Klet' has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Museum of Architecture and Craft, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and steep yourself in history at Lavka pod Zamkem.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov travel route planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Cesky Krumlov in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Former Fink Cafe ©
Former Fink Cafe

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Change things up with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), see the interesting displays at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and make a trip to AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk online route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cesky Krumlov to Gdansk in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Cesky Krumlov in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Sopot Pier, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

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