16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat. On your second day here, get outside with Monta Rosa Hut and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online travel route builder.

Sydney, Australia to Zermatt is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Zermatt is minus 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Monta Rosa Hut ©
Monta Rosa Hut

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 15th (Mon), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Titlis.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. In April in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, make a trip to Hintertux Schleierwasserfall, thenhike along Erlebnisweg Tuxbach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Herz-Jesu-Basilika. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher and then admire the verdant scenery at Stubaital.

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

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Hintertux Schleierwasserfall, Erlebnisweg Tuxbach, Stubaier Gletscher, Stubaital
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Erlebnisweg Tuxbach ©
Erlebnisweg Tuxbach
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the views from Triple Bridge and then Head underground at Postojna Cave. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, don't miss a visit to Marian and Holy Trinity Columns, and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana tour planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Ljubljana by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Postojna, Vintgar Gorge, Marian and Holy Trinity Columns
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Marian and Holy Trinity Columns ©
Marian and Holy Trinity Columns
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), make a trip to Stephansplatz, thenlearn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), thenbrowse the collection at Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, and finally admire the masterpieces at Albertina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ljubljana to Vienna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Albertina ©
Albertina
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
Room Escape Games

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, thenget great views at Town Hall Trebon, thencontemplate the long history of Fortification (Mestske Opevneni), and finally relax and float downstream with Outdoor Krumlov. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, head outdoors with Vltava Sport Service, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Trebon
Highlights from your plan
Outdoor Krumlov ©
Outdoor Krumlov
Latran houses
Latran houses
Vltava Sport Service ©
Vltava Sport Service

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and finally visit Hradcany. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague journey 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. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Spas & Wellness
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

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