14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Grindelwald-First and Harderkulm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Interlaken is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Museum HR Giger, Grindelwald-First
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally make a trip to The Nine Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Old Town
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Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Step out of the city life by going to Breitachklamm and Zugspitze. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Partnachklamm and Wies Church. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Linderhof Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Lucerne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wies Church, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Breitachklamm
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Breitachklamm ©
Breitachklamm

2
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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobkowicz Palace, then wander the streets of Hradcany, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Franz Kafka Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Hradcany ©
Hradcany
Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sopot Beach, take a stroll through Old Town, and then shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and then don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk day trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Gdansk in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in August, you will find days in Gdansk are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)
Old Town ©
Old Town

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