60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Krakow are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, take in the pleasant sights at Sculpture Park in the Krolikarnia, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw road trip tool.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (The Dresden Zwinger & Bruehlsche Terrasse). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dresden
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

6
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague day trip planning website.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Nadelwehr, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken tour website.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Soll (Hexenwasser, Pfarramt Soll, &more), Stillup Stausee (in Mayrhofen) and Zillertaler Hohenstrasse (in Hippach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Innsbruck takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Soll, Stillup Stausee, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Badesee Mieming, Blindsee
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Nuremberg (Rochusfriedhof, St. Lorenz Church, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nuremberg
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Hallstatt (Central Square Marktplatz & Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Bled Castle, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Tivoli Park, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ljubljana online vacation maker.

Getting from Salzburg to Ljubljana by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bled
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

6
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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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